Total loan: $2,725

Sector Aguacate Group

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San Francisco Zapotitlán, Suchitepéquez, , Guatemala / Retail

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A loan helped to buy plastic products and new designs of bedspreads to sell at the local market.

Sector Aguacate Group's story

The three women in the group Sector Aguacate live in San Francisco Zapotitlán, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. They range in age from 33 to 40 years. Their education ranges from sixth grade through high school. Two are married with three children each, and one is single with one child. Their businesses include the sale of plastic containers, the sale of shoes, and the preparing and selling of food.

Lucila Beatriz is 40 and married, and she has three school-age children. She went to school through the sixth grade. For 14 years, she has had a business selling plastic containers such as Tupperware. Since joining Namaste, she has also started selling bedspreads and some clothing. She sells at the local market on market days and sells door to door on other days, in different neighborhoods.

She is starting her fifth cycle with the Namaste Creating Prosperity Program and is eager for more financial literacy classes and advice from a business advisor. In previous cycles, she learned to add a variety of sizes and designs of Tupperware, to start selling plastic chairs and benches, and to track her sales and expenses. She will use her loan to buy plastic products and new designs of bedspreads.

When she started with Namaste her monthly net profit was 3,647 Guatemalan Quetzales ($474). At the beginning of this cycle, it was Q5,236 ($680). And she hopes to increase that to Q6,996 ($909) by the end of this cycle.

Picture from left to right: Lucila Beatriz, Heidy Yaneth, and Mayra Leticia