José Francisco is 35 years old. He has been a carpenter for 10 years. He began working in a workshop where he learned this trade and made it his livelihood. He will use this loan to buy wood for his business. He makes various products such as chairs, tables, dinette sets, and doors as well as other things in different styles according to the requests of his customers. He always dreams of having more customers as well as improving the quality of life for his family.
José Francisco tiene 35 años. El señor se dedica a brindar los servicios de carpintería. El dio inicio a este negocio desde hace 10 años, el empezó trabajando en un taller en donde aprendió este oficio y lo convirtió en su medio de vida. Este crédito será invertido en la compra de madera para su negocio. El realiza diferentes productos como sillas, mesas, comedores, puertas entre otras cosas, en donde sus clientes le solicitan diferentes estilos de productos. El sueña siempre tener muchos clientes y además mejorar las condiciones de su familia.
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).