A loan of $1,025 helped increase his inventory with eye drops, varied antibiotics, personal heath and hygiene products.

Freddy José's story

Freddy José R. R. is a young man from Venezuela who studied economics and practices a very special concept of comprehensive health at his small drugstore; he mentions that offices of public health have expressed their appreciation on how he literally follows all legal requirements required in this business sector. As an added value, Freddy, doctors and health professionals offer medical advice at the store to prevent self-medication, as a way to focus his social responsibility with his customers; he guides them with everything related to medical prescriptions, managing dietary nutrition, etc.

His business idea was born when he was in Caracas, capital of Venezuela, and he was working as a consultant in a project for drugstore owners; he learned about the liquidity and profitability of this business. He was also close to many experiences of how owners managed their businesses and this finally prompted him to make the decision to start his own business. For this reason, when he came to Colombia and his Mom insisted that he setup a drugstore, he did not hesitate. This is how Farmaprevid was born: “dedicated to the sale and distribution of a variety of pharmaceutical products, and to personal health care and hygiene, as an innovative concept directed to the chain that influences health and therefore, the quality of life of the users of this service”

Freddy wants his customers to find the widest range of medicine at Farmaprevid; for this reason, he is requesting his first loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo to increase his inventory with eye drops, varied antibiotics, personal heath and hygiene products, and at the same time, start his financial relationship with this organization.

His dream, goal and main challenge is to stabilize his business and achieve a great market position; at a family level, he shares great joy with his wife for the soon arrival of their first baby; finally, he dreams of helping many people in need, because Freddy is a young man with a good heart, sensitive and very altruistic.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carlos Morales

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