María Luisa is married and has two adult children. Her economic activity is a grocery store located at home; she started it 13 years ago in order to have a work tool through which she could contribute to household expenses and thanks to support that Fundación León 2000 has provided she’s been able to invest in working capital to stay in business.
She’s currently asking for financing to buy daily consumption items like: rice, beans, sugar, salt, bread, milk, eggs, cheese, matches, ‘tiste’ [mix of cocoa powder and cornmeal], natural juices, among others.
Maria Luisa, casada, con dos hijos mayores tiene por actividad economica un pulperia ubicada en su casa de habitacion desde hace 13 años que inico con esta herramienta de trabajo para tener un medio de apoyar con los gastos ecomonico de su hogar, y gracias al apoyo que fundacion leon 2000 le ha brindado es que ha podido invertical en capital de trabajo para mantener el negocio , en la actualidad ella esta solicitando el financiamiento para la compra de productos de consumo diario como: arroz, frijoles, azucar, sal, pan, leche, huevos, queso, fosforo, tiste, jugos naturales, 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).