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Guillermo Jose
Guillermo José, 56, is married and has a 19-year-old son who is in college. Guillermo was born in León in western Nicaragua. He is responsible, hardworking, and wants to succeed. He did not have the money to pay for college, but he would have liked to study automobile engineering. He strives each day to fulfill his dream of seeing his son have a profession and brighter future.

With spirit and the desire to get ahead, he has been selling tires for used cars as a street vendor and by filling customer orders for 10 years. Guillermo works 12 hours a day, visiting regular customers and prospects. Hoping to increase his income, he will use this loan to buy tires of the following model numbers: 10-00-20,11-R- 22-5, and 9.

Guillermo José thanks the Kiva lenders for supporting low-income people living in poorer countries like Nicaragua so that they can have decent work.
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Guillermo José de 56 años de edad, casado con un hijo de 19 años, el cual estudia en la Universidad. Guillermo es originario de León, lugar que está ubicado en la zona de occidente del país; él se caracteriza por ser una persona responsables, trabajadora, con ganas de superación personal. Lamentablente por falta de recursos económicos, no pudo cursar una carrera universitaria, pero le hubiera gustado estudiar ingeniera automotriz. Por eso lucha día a día para cumplir su sueño de ver formado a su hijo con una carrera, para que tenga un futuro mejor.
Gracias a su espíritu y sus ganas de salir adelante es que tiene por actividad económica la venta de llantas para vehículos de segunda mano, negocio que lo desempeña desde hace 10 años, de forma ambulante y por encargo. La rutina de trabajo de Guillermo es de unas 12 horas diaria, visitando a sus clientes fijos y eventuales. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en la compra y venta de llantas de diferentes números como 10-00-20,11-R- 22-5, y llantas numero 9. Para que en un futuro no muy lejano obtener mejores ingresos. Guillermo José agradece la ayuda que los inversionistas kiva les brindan a personas de escasos recursos y países pobre como es Nicaragua para tener un medio de trabajo digno.

Additional Information

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).

About Nicaragua

  • $3,636
    Average annual income
  • 162
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $23,195,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 24.3
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Guillermo Jose to buy tires for used cars.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 5, 2013
Listed
Mar 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014