RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over three months into the Covid-19 pandemic and thousands of small Brazilian businessmen are still feeling helpless as they seek resources. Those who still endure have had to accept loans with high-interest rates, less favorable payment conditions, or, in most cases, find their own way.

"Everything that has been explained so far about helping micro and small entrepreneurs is either confusing or not useful to us in practice," says Juliana Galvão, who opened a cleaning services franchise in the North Zone of São Paulo with her husband in December, but, like the . . .

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