A loan helped a member to buy backpacks for the back-to-school period.


Força São Mateus Group's story

The leader of this group is Geralda, the third in the photo. She is married with three children, who are already married. She takes care of her husband, who has health problems and cannot work. In order to take care of him and keep up with the household expenses, she decided to work for herself. She set up a stall next to her home where she sells bags and backpacks. Her dream is to be able to open a store to offer her clients an excellent service and attract new clients. She will use this loan to buy backpacks for the back-to-school period.

The group is grateful for the support because this loan helps them to improve their business activities and quality of life.

In this group: Erisvaldo , Geralda, Maria, Midiam

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz.


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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