Total loan: $2,550

Grupo Guerreiras Do Arantes Group

São Paulo, SP, Brazil / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy seasonal clothing.

Grupo Guerreiras Do Arantes Group's story

Maria Jose has a clothing and lingerie store, and she is the group leader. In the photo, she is the first on the right, wearing a black blouse. She is married and has children. She used to be an employee at a store, and she was laid off. She got her money and invested in lingerie. For many years, she made sales in her home and door to door, to her friends, acquaintances, and customer referrals. When she went to Banco do Povo to take out a loan, she told her fellow group members, “I wasn't playing around, I was going to become a real entrepreneur." That year she really did open her store to the public in the Recanto Verde Sol neighborhood. She is winning over additional customers and she invested in new merchandise, such as clothing for men and children. Now, her objective for 2020 is to open another store, so she gives thanks every day for Banco do Povo and her investors for providing credit, making a dream become a reality. With this, she is managing to support her family. With this loan, she will refresh the merchandise in the store and buy seasonal clothing.

The group is made up of four women with a strong desire to grow their businesses. Adenilda is a hairdresser, Maria Socorro has a clothing store, and Maria Helena is a mobile vendor.