Santos Francisca is 45 years old and has a bakery. She has five children, only three of whom are still in her care. Santos Francisca gets up early to start her work and make the products that her customers request. She learned this business in another bakery and, through her own efforts, decided to start her own business.
Santos Francisca is requesting this loan to buy butter, cheese, corn and firewood.
Santos Francisca tiene 45 años, su actividad es la una panadería. Tiene 5 hijos de los cuales solamente 3 están bajo su cargo, ella se levanta temprano para empezar su labor y realizar los productos que sus clientes solicitan. Este negocio lo aprendió en una panadería con esfuerzos propios Santos decide empezar su propio negocio. Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de mantequilla, queso, maíz y leña.
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).