A loan of $4,200 helped a member to buy groceries and stationery supplies.

Venus Group's story

The communal bank "Venus" is comprised of six kind, hard-working entrepreneurs who all carry out some type of business in order to offer their families a better quality of life.

Antonieta is one of the members of the group. She is 44, has a high school education, and is a single mother of a seven-year-old daughter named Dulce who attends primary school. Antonieta says she has been selling groceries for eight years out of the small store she has at home. She claims that when she began the business it was a small stationery supplies store but, little by little, she began selling groceries and expanded the business.

Antonieta is very happy about being able to have her own source of income and give her daughter a better quality of life. In her spare time she sells cosmetics by catalogue to earn extra income. She says "what I like most about my business is that I am in touch with people all day while also attending to my daughter".

A loan from Visión Fund will give her the opportunity to buy cookies, soft drinks, oil, soup, coffee, sugar, beans, rice, toilet paper, juices, sweets, canned goods, pencils, erasers, notebooks and pens. She hopes this investment in a variety of products will attract customers and increase her profit so she can pay for her daughter's continued education.

The other members of the group are:

Teresa, food sales
Lilia, meat sales
Donatos, meat sales
Ciriaco, bread sales
Maria Eugenia, shoe sales

In this group: Antonieta, Teresa, Liliana, Donato, Ciriaco, Maria Eugenia*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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