Total loan: $1,300

Sector Flores Group

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La Ceiba, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán, Sololá, Sololá Department, Guatemala / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy a wider assortment of traditional clothing.

Sector Flores Group's story

The four women in the Sector Flores group live in La Ceiba, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán, in Sololá, Guatemala. They range in age from 22 to 49. Three never went to school, and one went through 6th grade. They all speak both Spanish and the Mayan language Quiche, and they all wear traditional Mayan clothing. Two are married. Two are separated. Each has between one and three children. Their businesses include food preparation and sales, sales of traditional clothing, and a very small store selling daily necessities. They are starting their first cycle with the Namaste Creating Prosperity Program. They will receive financial literacy classes and business advice from a personal business advisor. They are looking forward to learning how to grow their businesses and make more money.

Isabela is 49 years old and separated from her husband. She has three children, two in school and one grown, who lives and works in the United States. She never went to school. Her business is buying traditional clothing and selling it in her neighborhood and in nearby towns. She will use her loan to buy a wider assortment of traditional clothing. Her business goal is to sell a wide variety of traditional and casual clothing. Her personal goal is to leave a house to each of her children.

Her monthly net profit is 2,503 Guatemalan quetzales ($326). She hopes to increase that to Q4,253 ($554) by the end of this cycle.

Pictured from left to right: Maria, Catarina, Gloria and Isabela.