Gerson Obed is 30 years old. He is single and has no children. His business is in the sale of shoes--a job that he began six years ago. Currently the problems and challenges that he has faced are due to his mother's health, who is now sick. His business is located in his neighborhood market. He began the business with the help of a relative who has experience in this work.
He did this because of his need to have a means of making his own money to survive and to get ahead. He does this thanks to the support that Leon 2000 and Kiva's financing has brought him and other small merchants. He wants to invest this loan in the purchase of tennis and athletic shoes, sandals and men's dress shoes, among other styles.
Gerson Obed, de 30 años , soltero sin hijos , su negocio es la venta de zapatos , actividad que inicio hace 6 años, en la actualidad los problemas y desafíos que han enfrenta es la salud de su mama la cual se encuentra enferma, el negocio lo tiene ubicado en el mercado de la localidad, el negocio lo inicio con ayuda de un familiar el cual tiene experiencia en el mismo, debido a necesidad de tener un medio de obtener ingresos propios para sobrevivir y salir adelante, gracias al apoyo que León 2000 le brinda y el programa kiva con los financiamientos a los pequeños comerciantes. El financiamiento lo quiere para invertir en la compra de zapatos como, tenis, deportivos, sandalias, zapatos de vestir de hombre 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).