A loan of $1,000 helped to buy diapers, medicines and creams.

Sunny Yerisa's story

Sunny is 31 year old and lives in the Guasmo area of Guayaquil, (an urban area where the majority of the residents are informal traders.) She has had a pharmacy for a number of years.

In order to support her family, Sunny had to invest her savings in a glass display case and medicines to sell to her neighbors and acquaintances who, up to that point, had not had a pharmacy in their neighborhood. With a lot of dedication and effort she was able to buy more medicines. She started out selling drugs, and now she has a pharmacy where she works every day from 7am until 10:30pm.

In order to expand her business with more medicines, she wants to use the loan to buy diapers, creams and other drugs. In the future, she wants to change her drug store business into a business specializing in baby products.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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