A loan of $375 helped to purchase metalworking materials.


Arao's story

Arao was born in the Gaza province. He is 46 years old, married, and lives in a home he owns with his family. He also supports his parents who live in Gaza by sending them a sixth of 1.000.00mt per month.

He has been a metalworker for over 5 years. He works out of his house from 7am to 5pm and his earnings are used for household expenses, project expenses, and metalworking expenses. He is the only metalworker in the area and has a good clientele. He plans to purchase materials such as a metal saw, various sheet metal panels, and more in order to meet customer demand. In the future, he plans to construct a beauty salon for his wife.

This is his first loan with Hluvuku, in the amount of 10.000.00mt, which he will use to buy work tools. He has never had a loan with other banks, but he is confident that he will pay of the loan before it is due and request additional loans to start construction on the beauty salon.

Translator profile picture

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino


Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details