Total loan: $1,575

Sector Ebenezer Group

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

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A loan helped to buy more chickens.

Sector Ebenezer Group's story

The four women in the group Sector Ebenezer live in Aldea Chocolá, San Pablo Jocopilas, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. They range in age from 21 to 37. All are married and have one or two school-aged children or younger. Their education ranges from second grade to high school.

Their businesses include the buying and selling of chicken, buying and selling of traditional clothing, and the making and selling of food products. They are starting their second loan cycle with the Namaste Creating Prosperity Program. They are pleased with their results so far and are eager for more financial literacy classes and more advice from a personal business advisor.

Keily Beatriz is 21 and married with a three-year-old daughter. She finished high school. For five years she has had a business buying live chickens and selling chicken parts. Among the things she learned from her business advisor were to track her sales and expenses, to add additional sales locations which includes selling door to door, and to start selling pork in addition to chicken.

She will use her loan to buy more chickens. Her business goal is to also sell beef and to someday have a stall in the local market.

When she started with Namaste, her monthly net profit was 1,625 GTQ. At the end of the first cycle, she had increased that to 2,326 GTQ. She hopes to increase that to 3,105 GTQ by the end of this cycle.

Pictured from left to right: Keily, Rosa, Petrona, and Maria.