Dalila De Los Ángeles has a business that sells basic grains, snacks, refreshments, bread and detergents. She started out working because her family had the store, and about 21 years ago she took over the business. With the help of her siblings, she was able to develop the business alongside her son and relatives. This is her third loan with Kiva partner Fundación Leon and she plans to use it to purchase more merchandise since December is fast approaching and she needs to be prepared for the high demand. Her biggest dream is to make improvements on her home.
Dalila De Los Ángeles tiene su negocio que vende granos básicos, golosinas, refrescos, pan y detergentes. Inicio su negocio debido a que su familia se hacía cargo del negocio con el paso del tiempo decidieron que Dalila se encargara hace aproximadamente 21 años y con ello ayudó a sus hermanos su negocio lo desarrolla en compañía de su hijo y familiares. Este es su tercer financiamiento con Fundación y con él planea comprar materia prima, pues se acerca el mes de Diciembre y debe estar preparada para la gran demanda de productos que se avecina. Su gran sueño es proporcionarle mejoras a su vivienda.
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).