A loan helped a member to buy fruit, vegetables, and food for sale.

Fabrica De Cultura Group's story

Andressa worked outside of the home and got pregnant, and she didn't have anyone to leave her daughter with. Since she needed to help support her household, she started a small chocolate business to work and stay close to her daughter. Her family always worked in markets, so to attend to the residents' needs she expanded the chocolate business and opened up a produce market. Her objective is to make improvements, like renovating the store, and in the future she intends to open another produce market in another neighborhood to generate more earnings and also to provide the opportunity for employment. She attends to her customers with a lot of dedication and offers fresh products of excellent quality stocked daily. Her business is located in a community and the loan is going to allow her to buy fruit, vegetables, and food for sale.
Jesus started selling cheese breads door to door and today he also has a produce market; with the loan he intends to replace his merchandise. Alecio is a former inmate and with his family's support he opened a small bar and sells snacks and drinks, and Jose also has a bar. His wife has health problems and he supports their household and helps with medical treatments.

In this group: Andressa, Jesus , Alecio , Jose

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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