A loan of $3,325 helped a member to buy soft drinks, fillings, and supplies to make snacks and savory pastries.


Mulheres Independentes Group's story

The Mulheres Independentes ("Independent Women") group has been a client of the Banco do Povo Crédito Solidário (BPCS, People's Bank - Credit in Solidarity) for the last two years. The group is formed by four women who live in the São Miguel Paulista area of São Paulo, and who are working to achieve financial independence and to help their families to improve their financial conditions. Adriana has a hair salon, and with the loan she is going to buy dyes and chemical products for her customers' capillary treatments. Jamile has a small snack bar, and with the loan she is going to buy supplies to make snacks and savory pastries and to buy soft drinks. And Vilma works as a pastry chef; with the loan she is going to buy supplies to make cakes, sweets, and savory pastries.
Sheila is the group leader. She has a son, is not married, and lives with her mother. She has a small snack bar where she and her mother work together. Selling savory pastries is her only source of income. With the loan, she is going to buy soft drinks, fillings, and supplies to make snacks and savory pastries. With the extra income, she is going to expand her business and buy new equipment to help with production. The group would like to thank the investors for their support and dedication.

In this group: Adriana , Jamile , Sheila , Vilma

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Tricia Perry.


This loan is special because:

This is one of few affordable credit options for low-income borrowers in São Paulo, Brazil.



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