A loan helped a member to buy lingerie.


Um Passo Para O Futuro Group's story

The group's leader, Marlene, is a widow who lives on her mother's land with two children and two grandchildren. To pay for her household expenses, she has had to work for herself, cleaning and selling lingerie. Her dream is for her children to get a good education. She will use the loan to buy lingerie.

Geralda is married, lives with her husband and has no children. She has a small drinks business. Ionete is separated and lives with her children. She has a small clothes shop. Jose is married, lives with his wife and son and has a small business selling cleaning products. Maria is married, lives with her husband and two children and has a small stationery shop.

The group members are grateful to the investors, because the loan has helped them to improve their activities and their quality of life.

In this group: Marlene, Jose, Geralda , Maria, Ionete

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Katy Robinson.


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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