A loan of $500 helped to buy medicine.

Pedro Jose's story

Pedro José, 55, is from the municipality of León, a place located in the west of the country. Pedro is a hardworking, responsible man with a desire for personal growth. Thanks to his enterprising spirit and his drive to get ahead, his economic activity is selling generic medicine from place to place. He sells acetaminophen, Alka-AD [anti-diarrheal], Alka-Seltzer, Migratil [migraine remedy], mefenamic acid [non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug], Dorival [brand of ibuprofen], Novalgina [a powerful analgesic and antipyretic], Amoxicillin [anti-bacterial]. Pedro’s daily routine is to work about 10 hours selling his products to regular and occasional customers in various places in his region.

The loan’s objective is to invest in working capital to stock his business buying and selling medicine to provide better customers service and in a not too distant future earn higher income. Pedro José is grateful to Kiva investors for the help they give people of scarce resources and to poor countries like Nicaragua so they can have ways of earning a living with dignity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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