Fátima del Rosario is a 52-year-old woman. She is the mother of an 11-year-old boy who is currently going to primary school. She butchers pigs to make different pig products such as fried pig and pepena. She sells different cuts of pork as well as fruits and vegetables. She makes these sales out of her home as well as by going door-to-door with a small cart. Her mother taught her this trade because she had the same type of business, so Fatima decided to start her own, which she has had for 27 years. Her biggest dream is to give her son a better quality of life and help him become a professional. To do this, she plans to invest more in her business.
Fátima del Rosario es una mujer de cincuenta y dos años de edad, es madre de un niño de once años quien actualmente cursa la escuela primaria, ella se dedica al destace de cerdos, elabora diferentes productos derivados del cerdo, como frito, pepena, vende los diferentes cortes de carne del cerdo, a la vez frutas y verduras, las ventas las realiza en su casa y de manera ambulante con ayuda de un carretón, esa ocupación la aprendió de su mamá quien tenía el mismo tipo de negocio y así decidió iniciar el suyo, esto ya hace veintisiete años, su mayor sueño es brindarle una mejor condición de vida a su pequeño hijo y formarlo como un profesional, para ello tiene ideado invertir más en su negocio.
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).