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Total loan: $1,050

Escuela Vieja Group

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Chocolá, San Pablo Jocopilas, Suchitepéquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Food

Escuela Vieja Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy flour, eggs, butter, and sugar for making bread, as well as wood for her oven.


Escuela Vieja Group's story

The two women in the group Escuela Vieja (Old School) live in Chocolá, San Pablo Jocopilas, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. They range in age from 20 to 35. One is married and the other is single. One went to high school and the other only has a first grade education. One bakes bread and the other makes tortillas and other prepared foods. They are starting their second loan cycle with the Namaste Creating Prosperity Program.

Lesbia Carolina is 35 years old, married, and has a son in middle school. She finished high school. Four years ago, she started her business of baking bread. Her customers order the type of bread they want and come to her home to pick it up. Her bread is good and she has many regular customers. With advice from her business advisor, she has added new types of bread. She has also learned how to control her costs and to buy ingredients when they are on sale.

Lesbia Carolina will use her loan to buy flour, eggs, butter, and sugar for making bread, as well as wood for her oven. Her goal for her business is to also sell bread wholesale. She dreams of having a much larger business.

When Lesbia Carolina started with Namaste, her monthly net profit was 1,838 Guatemalan Quetzales ($239). At the beginning of this cycle, it was Q2,256 ($295). She hopes to increase that to Q3000 ($392) by the end of this cycle.

Pictured from left to right: Astrid and Lesbia.