A loan of $1,025 helped purchase of construction materials.


Jose Maria's story

José Maria D. S. is from the city of Matola in the province of Maputo. He is 36 years old, married and a father to two children aged 7 and 4, the eldest of whom already goes to school.



José was in school until the 12th grade when he left his studies due to a few small social problems. He has never moved away from the city and he lived with his parents until he got married.



José has worked as a supervisor in a café for more than 10 years and has a monthly salary of 10000,00 MZN, working from 8 am to 10 pm. He lives in his own house.



This is José's third loan from Hluvuku and his first from Kiva. His biggest dream is to see his house be completed and to repay his loan before it is due in order to ask for another loan to purchase a vehicle.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Ines Teles


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