Being a part of a savings group has benefited Griselda personally, as well as her family and her business. It motivates her to save instead of spending unwisely and helps her to think of wise ways to use her money. She has various side businesses which include sewing and making typical foods to sell.
Sofia of Guatemala used her savings to buy part of the supplies to make cakes. She wants to start a business making and selling cakes. Last year she saved a little over $200 USD.
Open Hands has helped this mother and daughter team, Kimberly and Rhina, have better control over their money and how they use it. They have a small business selling baked goods on the weekend.