A loan helped a member to buy plantains and several varieties of bananas.

Sector Godinez Group's story

The two women in the group Sector Godinez live in Santo Tomas La Unión, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. They are both 46 and married. Each has two school-aged children. One went to school through the third grade. The other never went to school. They both wear traditional clothing. One has a business selling bananas and plantains. The other sells a variety of fruit.

Juana speaks both the Mayan language Quecha and Spanish, and has a third grade education. For six years she has had a business buying bananas and plantains from farms in her area and selling the fruit in local markets. She is starting her third cycle with the Namaste Creating Prosperity Program. She is a hard worker and has learned a lot from the financial literacy classes she had during the first two cycles. She has also done a good job of implementing the advice of her business advisor. She now tracks her sales and expenses. She has added the sale of seasonal fruits and banana drinks. She has also learned how to improve her customer service. She will use her loan to buy plantains and several varieties of bananas. Her business goal is to have her own stall at the market.

When she started with Namaste her monthly net profit was 1,856 Guatemalan Quetzales ($241). At the beginning of this cycle it was GTQ 3,493 ($454). She hopes to increase that to GTQ 4,373 ($568) by the end of this cycle.

Pictured from left to right: Juana LX and Juana LL.

In this group: Juana, Juana

This loan is special because:

It provides mentoring for women entrepreneurs.

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