A loan of $1,000 helped to buy medicines, products for laboratories.

Pablo Vidal's story

Pablo M. is 43 years old, and lives in a peri-urban area in Paraíso de Guayaquil. His home is made of cement and has all the basic services. His wife sells clothing and they have 3 children, all are students in private schools.

Pablo for 18 years has had a pharmacy. He began as a street vendor selling medicine, and with the help of his parents he was able to have his own stall, the name of the pharmacy was “droguería” (drugstore-this name is commonly used for pharmacies in Latin America).

Now he has one of the biggest pharmacies in all of the Paraíso area. He has 2 employees that help him sell the medicines. He works from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. every day. Delinquency is one of the biggest problems that he has.

With the loan he wants to buy medicines and products for the laboratory and that way expand his pharmacy. In the future he wants to be a distributor for medicines in all of Guayaquil.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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