A loan helped a member to buy makeup, shampoo, brushes, and other tools she needs for her salon.


Dez Group's story

Odete (in the blue t-shirt) is the group leader. She is a marvelous and hardworking woman who tries her best to provide a decent living for her family. She is divorced and the mother of two adorable children. She lives with her family in a rented house in São Paulo.

Odete has a small beauty salon in one of the rooms of her house. She is very talented at makeup and hairstyles, and her salon is her only source of income. She went to the Banco do Povo (People's Bank) to ask for a loan to buy makeup, shampoo, brushes, and other tools she needs for her salon. This will improve her work and increase her income.

She dreams of being able to expand her salon and that her children will have a comfortable life.

The group would like to thank the investors for their support.

In this group: Roselaine, Salete, Odete , Kedma

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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