Reyna Isabel, 37, is single and has four minor children. Her economic activity is selling seafood in general. She’s had the business for 8 years and it’s located in a coastal zone whose main activity is fishing. She learned the business from her husband who is a sailor and today earns good income thanks to her experience. The goal of the loan is to invest in seafood products like ‘punches’ [type of crab], shrimp, crabs, red-mouth fish and snapper, among others.
Reyna Isabel de 37 años de edad, soltera con 4 hijos menores de edad, tiene por actividad económica un acopia de marisco en general, tiene 8 años de tener el negocio , esta ubicado en una zona costera y su mayor actividad es la pesca, el negocio lo aprendió del esposo que es marino y hoy en día ha obtenido buenos ingresos gracias a su experiencia, el objetivo del préstamo es invertir en el productos que son los mariscos, como: punches, camarones, jaibas, pescados boca colorada, pardos, 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).