Update on Nicolasa EmperatrizNicolasa, 66, is married and has two children. 8 years ago she decided to set up a bakery in her home with the support of her husband.
They make delicious bread, which is very popular with her neighbours and she has plenty of clients. They sell basic bread like the so-called "French" bread, cheesy bread and biscuits etc. as well as sweet breads like empanada, nibbles and cakes, among others. As she is older, she dreams of being able to repair her little house with her earnings and to have a suitable home.
With the money that she has borrowed she has succeeded in growing her business more than she expected, the demand from her regular and occasional customers has increased thanks to the excellent and delicious bread that she makes with a great amount of effort, love and enthusiasm for bread making.
Nicolasa is requesting this loan to buy ingredients like flour, sugar, cheese, butter, yeast, salt and firewood among others and to repair the motor on her cake maker.
Previous Loan DetailsNicolasa Emperatriz is an entrepreneur who has sought support through financing to invest in her business buying products for the bakery which she’s taken advantage of to the maximum in that she has increased her investment to offer her customers a variety of bread. This entrepreneur has worke... More from Nicolasa Emperatriz'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).
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