Rolando José is 40 years old, and he is married with three children, the youngest of whom is 15 and still completely dependent on him. He is from Nagarote, which is located in the western part of the country. In his free time he likes being with family and with his children. Sadly he was not able to pursue schooling due to a lack of income, which forced him to work from a very young age. For that reason he struggles every day to offer a better future to his children.
Thanks to his efforts and his desire to get ahead, Rolando José has a welding shop that he has run for the past eight years, and it is located in his home. He works around 10 hours per day offering his services, which he provides with great passion. The goal of the loan is to invest in the purchase of tools in order to offer his services as a welder: He will purchase bolts, metal bars for welding, knives, iron, aluminum, pliers, and presses.
His goal is to obtain a better income in the distant future. Rolando José is thankful for the help from KIVA investors who offer help to people of limited means and to people from poor countries like Nicaragua in order to have a dignified chance at work.
Rolando José de 40 años de edad, casado con tres hijos del cual el menor de 15 anos dependente totalmente de. El es originario de Nagarote lugar que está ubicado en la zona occidente del país. En sus ratos libre le gusta disfrutar en familia con sus hijos. Lamentablemente no pudo cursar una carrera por falta de recursos económicos pero se vio obligada a trabajar desde temprana edad. Por lo tanto lucha día a día para brindarles un futuro mejor a sus hijos.
Gracia a sus esfuerzos y sus ganas de salir adelante Rolando José tiene por actividad económica taller de soldadura desde hace ocho años ubicada en su casa de habitación y a domicilio. El dedica a su negocio unas 10 horas diarias ofreciendo su servicio actividad que la desempeña con mucho gusto. El objetivo del crédito es invertir en la compra de herramientas para prestar servicio como soldador, pernos, varillas para soldar, cuchillas, hierro, aluminio, alicate, prensas. Para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Rolando 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.
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).