A loan helped a member buy new lingerie mannequins to increase her working capital.


Simpatia Group's story

The group Simpatia [Congeniality] has been a client of Banco do Povo crédito Solidário [BPCS - People's Bank, Credit in Solidarity] for three years. The group is very united. The members are friends who work in the municipality of Mauá, São Paulo.

Lais works in door-to-door sales and needs this loan to buy household goods to increase her sales. Manoel sells sweets and needs this loan to buy toffees, chocolates and chewing gum. Maria owns a small store and sells purses, scarves and accessories.

Maria Lucia is the group leader. She is divorced and has one child who lives with her. Through her work, Maria Lucia supports her child and maintains her home. She has a small store where she sells clothing. She started out selling door-to-door and now has her small store. With this loan, Maria Lucia will buy new lingerie mannequins to increase her working capital. She has more than ten years of experience in sales and likes her work because it allows her to support her household and have financial independence.

The Simpatia group thanks their investors for helping them and their families to improve their quality of life.

In this group: Lais , Manoel , Maria , Maria Lucia

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Doane.


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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