Mrs. Valdenia Medeiros dos Santos, or Denia, as she is known, has been a partner/client of Estrela since 2005 when she still worked as a informal goods saleswomen. With the help from the acquired loans, Denia nowadays runs her own store, located at the Patos’ Central Market. With this advancement, Denia has improved her income and employed a worker, contributing with the generation of growth for the local economy and she wants more, as Denia has stated herself, she aims for hiring even more employees to help her out with the actual demand.