Elvin Antonio S. C. is a 32-year-old married father with one son, who is in school. Elvin makes a living selling shrimp. He started his business more than nine years ago with very few shrimp because he didn't have much experience and didn't know whether he could really find some success. Sometimes he walked the streets offering his products with his son because he didn't have anyone else who could care for him. But even though they tired from traveling all over, he and his son always received customers with a smile on their faces. Currently he is requesting a loan that he will use to purchase more shrimp to satisfy the demands of his customers. Elvin's dream is for his son to successfully complete his education and one day become a professional.
Elvin Antonio S. C. tiene 32 años, es un hombre casado. Tiene 1 hijo a su cargo y asiste a clases. La actividad económica de Elvin es la venta de camarones. Comenzó este negocio hace más de 9 años. Inicio con muy pocos camarones por lo que no tenía mucha experiencia en este negocio y no sabia si realmente tendría algún éxito, algunas veces salía a las calles a ofrecer sus productos con su hijo porque no tenía una persona que lo cuidara, pero aun así con el cansancio de recorrer muchos lugares, su hijo y el visitaban a sus clientes con una sonrisa en su rostro. Actualmente Elvin recurre a un financiamiento destinado para capital de trabajo que se utilizara para la compra de camarones para satisfacer la demanda de sus clientes. El sueño de Elvin es que su hijo logre finalizar sus estudios para que el día de mañana sea un buen profesional.
Fundación Leon 2000
This loan is administered by Fundación Leon 2000. Fundación Leon 2000 began operations in 1993 as the first microfinance institution to serve the western part of Nicaragua, a country which continues to be one of the poorest in the western hemisphere. Fundación Leon 2000 works to further the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises through credit services and management, applying the best credit industry practices and technical expertise. Additionally, Fundación Leon manages several business and financial education programs in the community, specifically for young entrepreneurs and at-risk youth. Fundación Leon 2000’s group of experienced and dedicated employees works in 7 offices in Leon, Chinandega, Chichigalpa, Somotillo, Jinotepe, El Sauce, and Nagarote and serves several thousand clients (the majority of whom are women).