A loan of $1,000 helped antibiotics, medicines, diapers.


July Magdalena's story

July, who is 48 years old, has a pharmacy in front of a hospital. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Suburbio de Guayaquil, an urban area in which most of the residents are businesspeople.

She has been a midwife for a long time, and for that reason she was very interested in having a pharmacy as a business. One of July's sisters taught her how to work in a pharmacy and lent her a shop in front of a maternity hospital. She has been running the pharmacy in front of the hospital for fourteen years, and she sells diapers, antibiotics, flu remedies, etc. She works from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm and sells the diapers for $0.25 each, serums at $1.50 and antibiotics at $0.20 per unit.

With the loan she wants to buy medicines like flu remedies and antibiotics as well as diapers, etc. In the future July wants to stock her pharmacy with more medicines. She also wants her daughters, who are small now, to graduate from school.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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