A loan of $3,075 helped a member to purchase sewing materials for her store to sell to other seamstresses in her community.

Mujeres De Vision Group's story

These five Visionary women live in the small community of Tierras del Pueblo in the Suchitepéquez Department of Guatemala. They all work in the clothing industry, sewing and selling typical Guatemalan blouses and skirts. They chose the name for their group when they started working with Namaste because they strongly believe in themselves and have a clear vision of where they want to see themselves in the future. They are now starting their second loan cycle with Namaste. They grew their businesses and learned a lot, from their classes and from their Business Adviser, during their first nine-month cycle and are eager to have more financial literacy classes and more advice in order to grow their businesses even more.
One of these entrepreneurial women is Sara (second from left) who is 52 years old and married with one child still in school. She has only a third grade education but she is a smart business woman who is proud of her little store which she has had for ten years. Her husband works as a construction worker and helps her support the family. She sells, from a storefront that is part of her house, the blouses, skirts and belts that the Guatemalan women wear.
During the first loan cycle she learned many useful things such as how to keep her sales and expenses in a notebook and how to separate her personal money from her business money. Using the advice from her Business Adviser she increased her income by 50%. Her goal for this cycle is to offer in her store sewing materials that other seamstresses are looking for in the community. Her goal is to increase her net income at her shop and get closer to her dream: to invest some of her money in her house in order to create better living conditions for her family.

In this group: Dominga, Sara, Rosenda Felipa, Sebastiana, Isabel

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