A loan of $850 helped to purchase cement, sand and supplies for making window frames and doors, so he can continue building his house.


Joao's story

33-year-old João is an administrative assistant in a high school. In his free time he works from home providing carpentry services and has two employees. He lives in his father's house and has been married for 8 years, having made it official 2 years ago. He has two underage children and also supports one brother who lives with him. With the amount of the loan he'll purchase cement, sand and supplies for making window frames and doors, so he can continue building his house. His wishes are to finish college within two years; to build his dream house, since the one he's currently building is a temporary one (it only has one room); to acquire a vehicle to help him get around; and to have a well-known space set up in his house in order to keep on doing his carpentry work. He states that he enjoys working with Hluvuku because the repayment options are flexible and tailored to suit the client's preferences. Also, there aren't too many formalities for getting a loan.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff


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