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Gibson is a military pensioner. He's married and has three children who are already adults. He lives in a house that he owns and supports two grandchildren.
He states that with this loan he'll purchase zinc sheets and cement for doing construction work on the house he already lives in.
His plans for the future are to build a fence wall around his yard and also a store in order to improve his family's income. His wife will work in the store.
He states that he'll repay the loan according to the schedule and he'll request more loans. Aside from receiving the pension, he owns a farm where he grows various types of produce that contribute to his family's income.
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O senhor Gibson é pensionista militar, casado, pai de 3 filhos já maiores vive na casa própria e sustenta 2 netos enviando.
Ele diz que com este valor irá comprar chapas de zinco e cimento para sua obra ela já vive na casa.
No futuro tem como planos fazer o muro de vedaçāo de seu quintal e uma loja para reforçar a renda familiar a esposa irá trabalhar na loja.
Diz que ira pagar conforme o calendario e solicitar mais emprestimos e que alem da pensao tem machambas onde pratica o cultivo de diversos tipos de produtos que servem de refoco para a renda familia.

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About Mozambique

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Mozambique Loans Fundraising
  • $3,046,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 31.4
    Mozambique Meticais (MZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Gibson to purchase zinc sheets and cement in order to do construction work on his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2015