Alejandro is a married father of two young children. He is from the city of León, which is located in the northern part of the country. He is known for being responsible, hardworking, and driven to better himself. Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial resources, he was not able to pursue a degree and he instead had to work from a young age. This has motivated him to keep working to offer his young children stability so they will have a better future and become upstanding people.
Thanks to his hard work and desire to get ahead, he has a "pulpería" business located in his home. A "pulpería" is a small store that sells food products. He is requesting this loan to buy such as rice, beans, sugar, bread, eggs, milk, juices, sodas, matches, and single cigarettes. He spends 12 hours a day at his business selling his products so that in the near future he will be able to make more profits. Alejandro is thankful for the help Kiva's lenders provide to people with few resources in poor countries like Nicaragua so they can do respectable work.
Alejandro, casado, padres de dos niños menores de edad. Es originario de León, lugar que está ubicado en la zona norte del país. Él se caracteriza por ser responsable, trabajador, con ganas de superación personal. Lamentablemente por falta de recursos económicos no pudo cursar una carrera y se vio obligado a trabajar desde temprana edad. Razón que lo motivo para seguir luchando y brindarle estabilidad a su pequeños hijos, para que tenga un porvenir mejor. Y formarlos como personas de bien.
Gracias a su esfuerzo y sus ganas de salir adelante tiene por actividad económica la venta una pulpería ubicada en su casa de habitación. Una pulpería es una pequeña tienda que vende productos comestibles. Esta solicitando este credito para comprar arroz, frijoles, azúcar, pan, huevos, leche, jugos, gaseosas, fósforos, cigarrillos por unidad. El dedica a su negocio unas 12 horas diarias ofreciendo sus productos, para que en un futuro no muy lejano pueda obtener mejores ingresos. Alejandro 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).
A loan of $250 helped Alejandro Jose to invest in working capital and stock his business buying and selling food products, such as rice, beans, sugar, bread, eggs, milk, juices, sodas, matches, and single cigarettes.