A loan helped a member to buy needles and thread to sew, as well as to buy T-shirts, shorts, and pants to increase sales.


Shalon Adonai Group's story

Dear Investors, this is the Shalon Adonai group. They are clients of the Banco do Povo crédito Solidário (BPCS), and live in a community in a very dangerous and poor region. Despite the challenges, they always manage to sell their products and guarantee an income for their families to survive.

Sueli works as a hairdresser, and sells cosmetic and home goods. Almiro owns a small bar and Sidney sells cosmetics and sweets.

Angela is the leader of the group, and she is a very humble person. She cares for her family and her son, who is mentally disabled and requires medical attention. She does everything for her family. She sells clothing and crafts, and will use the loan to buy needles and thread to decorate shirts, shorts, and pants to increase sales.

She will continue to invest the extra income, as she intends to buy her own home in the future. She lives in a rental now.

In this group: Almiro , Angela , Sidney , Sueli

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Joana Bekerman.


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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