Juana is 50 years old. She has a general store that she operates from her house where she offers everyday consumer products such as staple grains. She attends to the store herself, and has always counted on the support of her family. Now she requests this loan for working capital, which she will use to buy rice, sugar, detergents, coffee, cooking oil, and other items. She hopes to keep this business going, which in these times is difficult because there is a lot of competition.
Juana tiene 50 años, su actividad es una pulpería funcionando en si vivienda en donde ofrece productos de primera necesidad como son los granos básicos, ella atiende personalmente su negocio y siempre ha contado con el apoyo familiar. Actualmente ella solicita este financiamiento para capital de trabajo que será destinado para la compra de arroz, azúcar, detergentes, café, aceite entre otros. Su deseo es mantener esta actividad económica ya que en estos tiempos es muy difícil porque hay mucha competencia.
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).