Isolda is 33 years old and runs a small business from her home. She sells purses, sweets, shampoo, moisturizing cream and perfume. She started her business 13 years ago, and has been building experience and a larger customer base over the years. Her business is especially busy on the weekends. Isolda is requesting a loan to purchase more inventory. The loan will help her attract new customers and increase sales.
Isolda es una señora 33 años, tiene un negocio en su propio domicilio en el que vende bolsos, golosinas, shampoo, cremas y perfumes. Su negocio cuenta con una gran demanda los fines de semana, Isolda desarrolla esta actividad desde hace 13 años, lo que le ha dado experiencia y clientela. Ella solicita un crédito para la compra de materia prima. El préstamo le sería de gran utilidad pues la ayudaría a ganar clientela nueva y por ende mejorar sus ventas y calidad de vida.
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).