Melva works from her home, buying livestock from the producers who offer the best products, and personally taking charge of the butchering. Previously she also butchered pigs, but could not afford to continue this. Melva learned this trade from her family and later decided to start her own business at home.
She is seeking this loan to invest in the purchase more livestock and thus satisfy the needs of her customers. Her desire is to make improvements to her home.
Fundación Leon 2000This 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).
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