Update on Francisco JavierFrancisco Javier is 47 years old and works as a guard for a private security firm. He has three children, aged 18, 17 and 14. Two are at high school and one is studying at university though he is still responsible for them. Along with his wife, Francisco has put in a lot of effort for the family to do well and has given his children the best possible education. Francisco has had six loans, with which he has changed his family's life. He built a new room on his house, giving more space at home and one of his aims is to continue working so as to be able to provide better living conditions for his family and improve the home. Because his salary is not enough for the home improvements, Francisco would like a loan to buy construction materials such as ceramic, bathroom tiles, zinc and cement, among other things.
Previous Loan DetailsFriancisco Javier is 46 years old, he works as a guard in one of the private firms in the area. He has made a living in this way for various years. He has three children who are in his care, who are studying. Together with his wife they struggle to help their children get ahead by providing the b... More from Francisco Javier's previous loan »
Fundación Leon 2000This 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).
Concurrent and Successive Loans
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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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