A loan helped a member to make repairs and to perform maintenance on his work vehicle.


Craúna Group's story

Crauna group has been a client of Banco do Povo Crédito Solidário (BPCS) for one year. The group works in the community of Mauá in São Paulo and needs the loan to increase sales to give their families a better standard of living. Sandro is the group leader. He is married. He has a young child and his wife is pregnant, expecting another baby. He works selling therapeutic products, and he really identifies with his work.

Sandro began working independently because he was concerned about people's health. He saw an opportunity to help and provide guidance for people to live better every day with natural products. The loan will help him to buy natural herbs, magnetic bracelets, and water magnetizer in general. The extra income will help him to expand his sales to have a store in the future to serve his customers in greater comfort.

Jose's work is taxi service and his loan will be for buying parts and doing repairs on his vehicle; Luan is a builder and he will buy tools; Jhonatan works making crafts for church. The group is renewing its loan and appreciates the renewed support.

In this group: Jose , Luan , Sandro , Jhonatan

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Laura Kanost.


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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