Carlos, 66, is father of five children aged 36, 34, 28, 26 and 22 years; all are independent. He’s retired and he and his wife currently work selling natural refreshments and pastry at home. He’s asking for the loan to continue with home improvements, specifically the front of the house and the roof since he’s wanted to make these improvements to the house since he acquired the property and to date has had difficulty doing so for lack of the necessary income. He’s gradually been able to do some home improvements thanks to loans from this institution and was able to remodel the kitchen and the bedrooms since he has support from his children. When Carlos gets the loan he plans to use it to buy blocks, cement and iron rods, among other building supplies.
Carlos de 66 años de edad, es padre de cinco hijos en las edades de 36, 34, 28, 26, y 22 años, todos independientes, es jubilado, actualmente se dedica junto a su esposa a la venta de refrescos naturales y repostería, esto dentro de su hogar, solicita el crédito con el objetivo de continuar mejoras en su casa, específicamente el frente de la casa y el techo de esta, ya que desde que logro adquirir la propiedad ha querido realizar las mejoras y hasta la fecha se le había dificultado por la falta de ingresos necesarios para llevarlas a cabo, poco a poco ha podido mejorar su vivienda con préstamos adquiridos en esta institución y reformar así el área de la cocina y los cuartos de la misma, ya q cuenta con el completo apoyo de sus hijos. Al recibir el crédito Carlos planea comprar bloques, cemento, hierro, entre otros materiales de construcción.
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).
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