Here's a story about how members of the Changemakers community are promoting economic development in Brazil:
There are countless entrepreneurs around the world with big dreams and few resources. Waldemar Marques Carneiro was one of them. He began selling ice cream and sweets out of a single room in his home in Icapuí, Brazil. Thanks to a local microcredit organization, he now has a spacious shop with tables and chairs for 20 customers.
His store, Encontro de Amigos – "Meeting of Friends" – has become a reality thanks in part to loans and training from Orgape (the Portuguese acronym for "The Organization to Support Small Enterprises").
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