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Total loan: $2,050

Maranatha Group

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Antigua, Sacatepequez, Sacatepéquez Department, Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more stock for her store.

Maranatha Group's story

The Maranatha group is made up of three women who are continuing their work with the Namaste Creating Prosperity Program. These women have benefited from the financial literacy classes and personal business advice Namaste provides, and are eager to continue learning and improving their businesses. Two of the women sell food and one has a small store selling basic necessities. They live in Guardianía del Hato, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala.

Marta Lidia is 35 years old with a sixth-grade education. She is married and has three young children, all in school. For four years she has had a store that sells groceries and daily necessities. The store is important to the family as her husband is a construction worker, and when he is out of work the store is their only income. During her time working with Namaste she has learned to manage her expenses and profits, to put aside money for savings, and to be careful about letting people buy on credit. She has also learned to reinvest her profits into buying more stock for her store.

Her business goal is to become a distributor for other small stores. Her personal dream is to travel, even within Guatemala, without having to worry about her business.

When she started with Namaste, her monthly net profit was 2,800 Guatemalan Quetzales (GTQ). At the end of the most recent cycle it was 7,439 GTQ and she hopes to increase that to 9,480 GTQ by the end of this cycle.