Total loan: $1,425

Sector Quila Group

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Samayac, Suchitepèquez, Suchitepequez, Guatemala / Food

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A loan helped to buy corn and other ingredients for the tamales and wood for her stove to sell in her neighborhood and nearby towns.

Sector Quila Group's story

The three women in the group Sector Quila live in Samayac, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. They range in age from 23 to 63. One never went to school. Two have some middle school. Two are married and one is a widow. Their businesses include the sale of clothing, silver jewelry, shrimp, and prepared food.

Zoila is 28 and married with three young children. Her business is the making of tamales and other food and selling what she makes in her neighborhood and nearby towns. She is starting her third loan with the Namaste Creating Prosperity Program. From the financial literacy classes and advice from her business advisor, she learned to expand the variety of food she sells, to give good customer service, and to make and follow a budget. With her loan, she will buy corn and other ingredients for the tamales and wood for her stove. Her dream is to someday have a small restaurant.

When she started with Namaste, her monthly net profit was 1,913 Guatemalan Quetzales ($248). At the beginning of this cycle, it was Q4,026 ($523) and she hopes to increase that to Q5,466 ($710) by the end of this cycle.

Picture from left to right: Zoila Johanna Elizabeth, Maria Luisa and Miriam Carolina