A loan helped a member to buy cosmetics, like lipstick and perfumes.


Vida E Paz Group's story

Joseane, the group leader, is in the striped dress. She is married, has three small children, and is now pregnant with twins. To help her husband with their household expenses, and because she needed to care for her children, she saw that it wasn't possible to work outside of the home because she doesn't have anyone to leave her children with. They live in a very humble community in a house provided by the city government, so she started selling cosmetics and lingerie door to door. Her dream is to open a store in her neighborhood so that she can sell her products to her neighbors without having to stop caring for her children. The loan will be to buy cosmetics, like lipstick and perfumes.
The group would like to thank the investors, as the loan helps them in improving their businesses and quality of life.

In this group: Maria , Petronilia, Joseane, Tais

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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