Mayra Francisca’s a 37-year-old married woman mother of two daughters who are 3 and 8 years of age; the oldest attends elementary school. She has a business buying and selling cattle on the hoof, an activity she’s been in for 12 years. She learned the occupation from her parents since they too raise cattle and part of her initial investment was inherited from them. She does her deals in nearby districts. She has total support from her husband who is a general practitioner. She will use the loan obtained to invest in her business and reach her greatest dream which is that her daughters become professionals.
Mayra Francisca es una mujer de treinta y siete años de edad, casada y madre de dos niñas de 3 y 8 años, la mayor es estudiante de primaria. Tiene un negocio de compra y venta de ganado en pie, actividad a la cual se dedica hace doce años, el oficio lo aprendió de sus padres ya que ellos también son ganaderos y parte de su inversión inicial fue heredada por ellos, las negociaciones las realiza en las comarcas aledañas, Mayra cuenta con el completo apoyo de su esposo, quien es Médico General, con el crédito obtenido planea invertir en su negocio para cumplir con su mayor sueño el cual es que sus hijas sean profesionales
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).