Alma Nubia, 42, has 3 children. She operates a food stand, a business that she has worked at for more than 7 years. For all that time, she has thought of little but providing her children with the things that they most need. She likes the business very much. She didn't have the food stand when she first started but now she has a place to sell her dishes and where her customers can come to enjoy them. She will use the loan to buy basic grains, sweets, fruit, juices, soft drinks and boxed soups. Her goal is to continue investing in the business so that she can establish a steady source of income.
Alma Nubia tiene 42 años y tiene 3 hijos a su cargo. Ella se dedica a la venta de comida y atiende un kiosco. Este negocio lo inicio hace más 7 años, por lo que siempre se ha preocupado por proporcionarles a sus hijos lo que más necesitan. Ella disfruta mucho de este negocio, pues cuando inicio no tenia este pequeño Kiosco ahora tiene un puesto para ofrecer sus productos y así sus clientes puedan disfrutar. Su crédito será invertido en la compra de granos básicos, golosinas, frutas, jugos, gaseosas y sopas en cajas. Su meta es continuar invirtiendo en el negocio para tener una fuente ingresos fija.
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).