Gloria sells clothing and basic products. She began her business with money she saved since she used to work as a teacher. Over a period of time she was able to expand her activity through the help of loans. Her shop is set up inside her home and most of her customers are familiar with the wide variety of products she offers. The loan will be used to buy trousers, shirts, sandals, bags, garments, perfumes, paint and other items.
Gloria se dedica a la venta de ropa y productos básicos. Este negocio lo inicio con un dinero que tenía ahorrado, ya que anteriormente trabajaba como maestra. Fue con el paso del tiempo que ella logro agrandar su actividad y con la ayuda de los financiamientos. Ella tiene su negocio en su vivienda en donde la mayoría de sus clientes conocen la amplia variedad de productos que ofrece. El crédito es para la compra de pantalones, camisas, sandalias, bolsos, prendas, perfumes, pintura, entre otros.
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).