WHAT WE DO
Learn about our Business Advising, Focus on Financial Literacy, Customized Business Loans, and Technology programs.
100% of Donations Go To Guatemala.
Namaste Helps Women Make Their Small Business Dreams Come True.
Our Team, Annual Reports, and Our Story.
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.
Namaste’s signature Creating Prosperity Program (CPP) equips approximately 350 women with business training and micro-loans each year. The CPP runs in nine-month cycles and has achieved unrivaled results in empowering women to increase their profits. As our clients advance from cycle to cycle, they experience significant profit growth. On average, clients begin our program earning $334 per month. By the time they complete cycle four, they earn an average of $1,027 per month! Our program helps women transition from poverty to comfortably within the middle class.
Graduates who complete four cycles of the CPP are eligible for our Starz Program, which is a more rigorous training and includes a loan of up to $4,000.
Business advisors are local community leaders, well versed in the local economy and also the indigenous language of the region.
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.
“Since 2011 we are partners with Kiva, and our clients receive loans from individual lenders via the Kiva website. In order to grow and serve more clients annually, what we need is to raise more money directly for Fundación Namasté Guatemaya.
Competing with over 47 microfinance organizations in Guatemala, we are excited to announce that Fundación Namaste Guatemaya has won $4,000 prize from Citi Bank and Redimif!
The leading business intelligence software system worldwide called QlikView celebrates 5 Years of Work. As a foundation that monitors and evaluates its clients and staff performance we are honored to be featured in the recent article from QlikView.
El miércoles 11 de noviembre, la Fundación Namasté Guatemaya celebrará su 10º aniversario con el evento “Empresas Apoyando Microempresas” que contará con la participación de más de 40 negocios locales.
In 1973 Bob Graham visited Guatemala on a Kellogg Foundation Fellowship. He was struck by the tragic circumstances endured by so many Guatemalans, especially rural Mayas.
Namaste is proud to be featured in the September 2020 issue of Rotarian Magazine as a global leader in women’s economic empowerment. Click on “read more” to see the complete article.
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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