A loan of $2,350 helps a member to buy fresh fruit, a batch of silver jewelry and clothing.


La Montañita Group's story

The three women in the group La Montañita live in Samayac, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. They range in age from 30 to 57 and their education ranges from 4th grade to high school. Their businesses include selling silver jewelry, clothing and food, catalog sales and a small store.

Maria de los Angeles is 30 years old with a middle school education. She is separated from her husband and has two school age children. She is starting her fourth cycle with the Namaste Creating Prosperity Program. She has learned a lot from the financial literacy classes and has taken the advice of her personal business advisor. Her business is selling silver jewelry and clothing. In her previous loan cycles with Namaste she learned to track her sales and expenses, to keep her business and personal money separate and to add new products requested by her customers. She also took the advice of her business advisor and added the sale of food items.

In this time of Covid-19 she has been supplementing her income by selling fruit and also making fried potatoes to sell in the evenings. She will use her loan to buy fresh fruit, a batch of silver jewelry and clothing.

When she started with Namaste her monthly net profit was 1775 Guatemalan Quetzales ($231). At the beginning of this cycle it was Q4,643 ($603) and she hopes to increase that to Q6,433 ($835) by the end of this cycle.

Pictured from left to right: Maria, Elvia and Magnolia.

In this group: Maria De Los Angeles, Elvia Elvira, Magnolia Elizabeth


This loan is special because:

It provides mentoring for women entrepreneurs.

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*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.