A loan of $1,300 helped a member to purchase children's and adult's cold medicine.


La Fortaleza, Group 3's story

These entrepreneurs live in La Javilla. Bethania H. is the coordinator. Bethania sells clothes and non-prescription medicines like acetaminophen and some antibiotics. Right now she is focusing on her pharmaceutical sales and will have the clothing sales as a siD. business. This is the second loan they received through Esperanza International, and the first to be submitted for funding through Kiva. The rainy season has just started in the Dominican Republic, and with that, the cases of colds, strep throat and the flu. Bethania will use her loan to purchase medicines that are in high demand, like children’s acetaminophen and penicillin. She usually sells them at a better price than larger pharmacies, and sometimes the government facilities don't have the medications available. So she has become an option for people who can't pay much for medication and can't move far to get them. She wants this business to grow up to be a pharmacy and she would like to become a certified pharmacist.

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In this group: Bethania, Manuela, Maria, Maria , Maria
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