Total loan: $800
Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia / Health
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Leidys, 33, owns a pharmacy in the southwest part of the city where she lives with her spouse and her three children, ages 11 through 17. She started her business in 2012 after her husband suggested she open a business similar to the work he was familiar with, because he worked in a drug store where he learned administrative management. To earn her own income, Leidys decided to start her own business venture selling pharmaceutical products directly in a space located in her home. She works every day from 7 in the morning until 7 at night. She sells in cash to her customers, who are mainly from the neighborhood. She buys products from wholesalers who specialize in drug stores so she has security in her purchases and good prices. Leidys's long-term goal is to expand her sales so she can buy her house. Her biggest challenge, however, is customer loyalty, with competitive prices and excellent customer service. Leidys is currently applying for a Kiva loan, her first financing from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She's going to buy medicine, accessories, and toys. She's determined to make the most of the end-of-year season and increase her sales, as is customary during this wonderful shopping season.