A loan helped a member to buy granules and molds for making sweets.


Somos Fortes Group's story

The leader, Gislene, is separated and lives alone. She pays rent and has a small son. She has been making sweets for more than 10 years. She started making candies for needy children and gradually began to make sweets to sell. She was successful with her sales and set up a business.

Unfortunately, though, 2 years ago she lost a son and decided to undo everything. Today she is recovering and has returned to work, selling candy door to door. She is a very hard-working woman. The loan will be used to buy granules and molds for making sweets.

Jesulino is separated and lives alone; he works with events, Jose is married, has 2 children, has a small clothing business, and sells eggs door to door. Maria is married, lives with her husband and daughter, and has a small candy and snacks business. And Lucas is single, lives with his mother and 2 siblings, and works with cell phone repair and sales of parts.

The group thanks investors because the loan helps in improving their activities and quality of life.

In this group: Maria , Jose , Lucas , Jesulino , Gislene

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Christine Bruggemann.


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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