A loan helped a member to buy winter clothes, bedding, table cloths and bathroom towels.

Santa Madalena Group's story

The members of the group Santa Madalena met each other 8 years ago. They are friends and they work in the same neighborhood. They have already asked for 9 loans from Banco do Povo Crédito Solidário (BPCS). Patricia sells cosmetics, Maria Elizeuda is a hairdresser and Noeme owns a hair salon. Maria is the group leader and she is 53 years old. She is single, she lives with her elderly father and she doesn't have children. She lives with her family in Diadema, São Paulo. She is an honest, hardworking person very devoted to her work.
Maria sells bedding products, table cloths and bathroom towels. She works in her community door to door to support her family. She has 5 years of experience in the business. She started working in this area because she needed to help support her family as her father is old and her mother passed away. This activity is special for her because she really likes it and she has great relatiopships with her clients.
Maria needs this loan to buy winter clothes, bedding, table cloths and bathroom towels. In the future, she plans to expand and include more products and increase her client pool.
She is proud of her activity because she can plan for the future and remain close to her family to take care of her dad. In the future, she would like to buy a car. Maria would like to tell her investors that she understands how important they are and she is happy with their contributions.

In this group: Maria Edileuza, Maria, Patricia, Noeme

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Jimena Lopez.

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