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Total loan: $2,950

S.b.c.m Group

São Paulo, SP, Brazil / Retail

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A loan helped to buy moisturizers, makeup, lipsticks, and mascara.


S.b.c.m Group's story

Janicleide is the group's leader. She is the one wearing the blouse with little white spots on it. She is married and has three children. She came to Sao Paulo to escape the drought in the northeastern countryside.

She started selling cosmetics from her own home to support her family and help her husband. But she didn't have enough capital to buy merchandise so it was through the loan from Banco do Povo that she was able to stock up. She dreams of opening a small store. This loan will be used to buy moisturizers, makeup, lipsticks, and mascara.

The S.B.C.M. group is made up of six members who need their businesses to support their families. They are grateful to the investors for their help.