A loan of $650 helped to sell merchandise in his grocery store.

Abel's story

Sr. Abel is 54 years old and has had a grocery store for seven years. He does not have children due to medical problems but is quite content living with his mother and sister.

He enjoys his business very much since he earns a very good income that allows him to help his mother, who is now older, and to restock his inventory so that his store is not low on merchandise.

He requested the loan to buy more merchandise for his store and he also wants to sell medications. He will buy items such as cookies, tin goods, coffee, rice, beans, tomatoes and onions. Among medications, he will buy acetaminophen, aspirin, Estomaquil [an upset stomach remedy], serums, xl3 [a cold remedy], etc., since there is no pharmacy nearby in his district. One of his dreams is to have his own pharmacy since as a young child he has always liked anything to do with medicine and, thanks to his profits and support from FRAC, he is sure he will make his dream a reality.

He thanks FRAC for the support they have provided to help him get ahead and to realize his dreams and he is grateful to be a part of them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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