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Don Ismael, who is 60 years of age, lives in an apartment in León but was born in the El Sauce municipality of León. He is married and is the father of three children, all of whom are adults now. He earns his living driving a school bus, making trips for elementary school children. He started in the business thanks to a brother-in-law who gave him a loan to buy a bus. Afterwards he sold the bus and bought a car to use as a taxi. Later he sold the car and then decided to buy a school bus and work in school transport, sometimes making private trips. In all, his experience in the area of driving started 18 years ago.

He requested this loan to do mechanical maintenance work on the bus. With this investment he hopes to be able to maintain his bus in perfect mechanical condition because this is his means of work and because he wants to provide his clients with safe transport as well as comfort and convenience for his passengers.

Among his future plans are purchasing another bus to make trips throughout Nicaragua and changing his routes into express trips around the entire country. He would like to get contracts with hotels and businesses in order to offer his services.
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Don Ismael, de 60 años de edad, habita en el departamento de León, pero nació en el Sauce municipio de León, esta casado, es padre de 3 hijos todos ellos ya son adultos, el se dedica a manejar un bus escolar, hace recorridos para niños de primaria. El inicio en este negocio por medio de un cuñado que le presto para comprar un bus, después vendió el bus y compro un carro para trabajar como taxi, después vendió el carro y posteriormente decidió adquirir un bus escolar y trabajar en transporte escolar a veces realiza recorridos privados, pues su experiencia en el área de manejo empezó desde los 18 años.
Solicito el préstamo para darle mantenimiento mecánico al bus. Con esta inversión espera poder mantener en perfecto estado mecánico a su bus pues es su medio de trabajo, brindarles un medio de transporte seguro a sus clientes , también brindar confort y comodidad a sus pasajeros.
Dentro de sus planes futuros comprar otro bus, para hacer viajes por toda Nicaragua, convertir sus recorridos en viajes expresos alrededor de todo el país. Le gustaría hacer contratos con hoteles y empresas para ofrecer sus servicios.

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  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 106
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  • $24,828,400
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Ismael to do mechanical maintenance work on his bus.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2011
Jul 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012