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Arlindo, 45 years old, is married and has four children, the two eldest of whom are in school. He lives in his own home and also supports two nephews who live with him.
He will use this loan to buy cement and sand and to pay bricklayers for their labor.
He says that in the future he hopes to build a house with three rooms to rent out to bolster his family's income.
He also says that in addition to being a librarian, he also regularly works as a freelance electrician. He will request more loans in the future to carry out his plans.
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O senhor Arlindo tem 45 anos de idade é casado pai de quatro filhos dos quais um ja maior dois a estudar, vive na casa própria sustenta dois sobrinhos que vivem com ele.
Com o valor do crédito irá comprar cimento, areia e fazer o pagamento da mão de obra de seus pedreiros.
Diz que no futuro espera construir na sua casa três dependências para arrendar reforçando assim a renda familiar.
Diz também que além de ser biblitecário é também electricista por conta própria e faz a actividade regularmente. Irá solicitar mais emprestimos para concretizar o seu plano.

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About Mozambique

  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 58
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    Mozambique Loans Fundraising
  • $3,101,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 30.2
    Mozambique Meticais (MZN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Arlindo to buy cement and sand and to pay bricklayers for their labor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2014
Aug 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2015