IMG_1718I always find it interesting to see what you can and cannot buy in a particular location. Comercial Fermin is one of a few corner stores/ general stores in Ahuas- and the closest one to walk to from the clinic. To give you an idea of what is and is not available here, here is a list of some of its inventory/ prices (in Honduran Lempiras).  Note: this is one place where you can cellphone minutes (“saldo”).

-Mini Snickers/ Butter Fingers (L6)
-Lipton’s Ice Tea (L15)
-Pepsi/ Diet Pepsi (L20 for .5Liter)
-Bottled water (L20 for 1L)
-Laundry/ hand soap
IMG_1720-Gillet Deodorant (L100)
-Kellog’s corn flakes (L35)
-Umbrella (L100)
-Q-tips (L40)
-Dove/ Panteen/ Head and Shoulders shampoo. (They only had one brand of conditioner, which I didn’t recognize) (150)
-Eggs (30/L120)
-Duncan Hines cake mix (L45) and frosting (70)
-Peptobismol (L55)
-Colgate Triple Action Toothpaste
-Shoes and clothes for most sizes (20-500)

I wrote down most of the American brands that I recognized. If it’s not on the list- they probably don’t have it.

Happy travels!

-Katy McFadden (INMED Intern April-June 2013)

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