Maria is 46 years old. She has been working as a roving salesperson for the past thirty years. She has traveled as far as El Salvador and Honduras in order to buy and sell her products.
Maria lives in Leon and has five children ages 17, 19, 21, 25, and 28. One of her goals for her business is to have sufficient capital so that she can be self-employed.
Maria tiene 46 años de edad y ella empezó su negocio de comerciante ambulante hace mas de 30 años. Ella viaja hasta El Salvador y Honduras donde compra y vende sus productos.
Maria ha tenido otros préstamos y con ellos a logrado mejorar su negocio y su condiciones de vida.
Maria vive en León y tiene 5 hijos de 17, 19, 21, 25, y 28 años de edad. Uno de sus metas para su negocio es tener suficiente capital para trabajar por sí sola.
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).