A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy medicine.

Las Perlas Group's story

Abigail is another member of this group. She’s 44-years-old and attended university. She’s married to Julián and has two children who attend school. She tells us that with her husband’s support she opened a small pharmacy in her community more than seven years ago with the purpose of providing a service to her people because since the community is small medicines were not sold there and one had to go outside of it to buy them. In addition, she wanted to earn extra money to help her husband with household expenses.

Her business has grown in the last few years and every day it’s better stocked; she’s started to sell cosmetics which has won over more customers. She will use this loan to buy a variety of medicine (acetaminophen, sodium metamizol, naproxen, alcohol, gauze and hydrogen peroxide) and cosmetics (perfumery, deodorants, lipsticks, eye shadows and eye liners) to stock her business.

Abigail is very happy with her business because not only has it helped her have a better quality of life but she’s been able to contribute to her community by providing this service.

Abigail wants her children to study professional careers in the future and in the medium run that her business continues growing and winning over more customers.

The other group members are:

Miriam – sells bread
Florinda – sells tacos
Praxedis - sells meat
Juana – sells chicken
Leticia – sells fast-food
Diega – sells fruit and vegetables
Dailen – sells costume jewelry
Leticia – sells candy

In this group: Miriam, Florinda, Praxedis, Juana, Abigail, Leticia, Diega, Dailen, Leticia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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