Update on Jorge FaustoJorge Fausto is 58 years old and is single. He is from the municipality of Posoltega and lives in the town at the moment. He is a street vendor with his own route. He sells to his customers on credit. He sells clothes, footwear and any other type of product that his customers request.
He started the business when his brother gave him this route so that he could work it himself. That was fifteen years ago. The purpose of the loan is to invest it in working capital in order to be able to offer his customers more and more varied products, to expand his business a bit.
Jorge is very grateful for the help given by Kiva investors to people with scarce resources and from poor countries like Nicaragua which gives them the means to have an honest job.
Previous Loan DetailsJorge Fausto, 57, sells general merchandise. He has a minor in his care. He’s a street vendor and most of his customers place orders with him and he then takes care of visiting them and make the deliveries. Jorge travels to Managua when he has amassed money from profits because he knows certain… More from Jorge Fausto'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
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
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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