A loan helped a member to buy vegetables and greens.


Amor E Paz Group's story

Arlete, the second one in the photo, is the group's leader. She is married and has four children, one of whom has special needs.

Arlete is a real fighter. She came from the northeast in search of better living conditions. With a lot of effort and with help from her husband, she managed to open a small vegetable stand in front of her house. This allowed her to be closer to the house and care for the children. With the bank's help, she was able to fix up the space and stock up. The loan will be used to buy vegetables and greens.

The group is grateful to the investors because the loan helps the borrowers improve their businesses and their quality of life.

In this group: Arlete, Jose, Claudia, Valdir

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Marcia Margolis.


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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