In a way, Venancia is continuing a family business as her mother used to own a despensa and after she closed hers, Venancia decided to open a despensa of her own. It has been just two years since Venancia started her despensa. Before this, she was a housewife and took care of the children.
Venancia is seeking a $300 loan to purchase merchandise from the market in Itá for her new business.
About Fundación ParaguayaFundación Paraguaya is a financially self-sustaining social enterprise that promotes entrepreneurship in urban and rural areas through microfinance, education programs, and more. Its focus on agriculture has helped many farmers boost their crop yields. And a number of other borrowers have taken out loans to start and grow social businesses that have helped deliver eyeglasses, medicines and other helpful services in their local communities.
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