Learn about our Business Advising, Focus on Financial Literacy, Customized Business Loans, and Technology programs.


Invest in Women, Amplify Impact.
Namaste Helps Women Make Their Small Business Dreams Come True


Our Team, Annual Reports, and Our Story.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to directly contribute to Women´s Economic Empowerment by providing business development programs that increase the business cash flow of low-income women.

Approximately 350 women annually are offered education services with loans of $260 -$660. If they are successful, they can continue their education with second, third and fourth cycle loans of $400 – $900  -$2,000. The graduates who complete four training cycles are eligible for our “Start” program which provides a loan of up to $4,000 for women who can grow their businesses large enough to employ additional workers.

Business Advising

Business advisors are local community leaders, well versed in the local economy and also the indigenous language of the region.

Financial Literacy

Each Namaste Entrepreneur learns important cash management techniques, such as separating business money from personal money.

Customized Business Loan Program

Each woman’s business is unique, which is why the loans are tailored to the specific needs of each client.


The monitoring and evaluation system used by Namaste is based on a tailor made online database called PROSPER.

Recent Blog Post: How High is Up, Part Two

In my last post titled “How High is Up?” I promised to use our new Qlik Sense analytics tool to do a deep data dive and examine the characteristics of the women who do best in our business development program. Read more…

News And Upcoming Events
Profile of Typical Namaste Client

Namaste celebrates 15 years of service to over 3,500 low-income micro-entrepreneurs, the top 70% of which more than doubled their monthly profits with our training!

Nine month training cycles

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