A loan helped a member to buy chickens in large quantities direct from a farm.

Sector Victoria Group's story

The three women in the group Sector Victoria live in Mazatenango, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. They range in age from 36 to 45. Two are married, one is separated. Two have grown children, while one has children still in school. Two finished high school. The third went through 6th grade.

Their businesses include selling chickens and selling second-hand clothing. They are starting their second cycle with the Namaste Creating Prosperity Program. They have learned a lot from the financial literacy classes and their businesses have grown through the advice from their business advisor.

Lesvia Johana is 36 and is separated from her husband. She has three children aged 3, 15 and 16. She graduated from high school. For six years she has had a business selling chickens--live chickens, fresh chicken parts and marinated chicken parts. Among the things she learned during her first cycle with Namaste was to keep her business money and personal money separate, to find new routes for selling her chicken, and to be prepared for holidays when the demand is higher. She will use her loan to buy chickens in large quantities direct from a farm. Her business goal is to be a chicken wholesaler.

When she started with Namaste, her monthly net profit was 2,900 Guatemalan Quetzales ($377). At the beginning of this cycle it was GTQ 4,524 ($588), and she hopes to increase that to GTQ 6,186 ($803) by the end of this cycle.

Pictured from left to right: Ana, Claudia and Lesvia.

In this group: Lesvia Johana, Claudia Cecilia, Ana Beatriz

This loan is special because:

It provides mentoring for women entrepreneurs.

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