Alejandro is 39 years old and he sells bananas on foot. He learned to do this on his own because he had to earn an income for his family. He has four children to care for and they attend school. He’s managed to get them ahead with lots of effort. He’s shown them the value of selling, working hard, and continuing to move ahead. Alejandro is asking for this loan to buy fertilizer for his banana plantation so that he can harvest and sell his crop.
Alejandro tiene 39 años de edad, su actividad económica es la venta de plátanos y este la realiza de forma ambulante, esta actividad la aprendió de forma empírica, ya que por la necesidad que tenia de generar ingresos a su familia tuvo que emprenderla. A su cargo tiene 4 hijos que están estudiando y que con muchos esfuerzos los ha sacado adelante y les ha enseñado a sus hijos el valor de luchar y de seguir adelante. Alejandro está solicitando financiamiento para el abono para la plantación de plátano y poder sacar la cosecha y salir a venderla.
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).