A loan helped a member to buy sweets and candy in bulk at a discount.


As Formiguinhas Group's story

Marlene (in the white top with blue details) is a widow and lives alone in her own house in the Vila Nogueira neighborhood.

She has always worked selling cosmetics, and when she became ill, she needed to stop her business.

Even with health problems, she never liked depending on her daughters (she has 2 married daughters), so she decided to start a small sweet shop at her house.

That way, she obtains income and she can also take care of her mother. She is requesting this loan to buy sweets and candy in bulk at a discount.

With part of the profits, she plans to invest in her mother's health, and she'll reinvest the other part in her business.

The group members thank their investors.

In this group: Fatima, Ivane, Marlene, Ivone , Helida , Rosangela

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Laura Kanost.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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