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Carlos Alberto
Carlos Alberto Martínez is 42 years old and married. He has three children. The oldest is 23 and he isn’t in school as he works, his other son is 17 years old and he too is not in school but works, and his 10 year old daughter is in 6th grade of primary school. His wife doesn’t work. His goals are to grow his business as this si his family’s primary source of income. His wishes are to improve his shop as he needs to equip it with tools to make his products. His dreams are to increase his production because this would help his customers know the quality of his products which would bring greater attention from those who admire his work. He would also like his children to take over the business on day so they can overcome any difficulty and become good business managers.

Carolos makes aluminum pots, and his business is located in his home. He has had this business for 7 years. Carlos began the business with his own savings and with the support of friends who helped him with the business by becoming only his customer. 7 years ago he needed a profession with which he could generate income to support his family as he found himself unemployed. He decided to apply his knowledge in this field ad developed his shop and later decided to look for help through some friends who provided him the necessary support and little by little he began to seek the necessary materials to make his pans. He began with only producing 35 pots and began selling them in the markets and to his friends. His reputation gained him friends who then became familiar with his work. Now he seeks a loan for working capital to buy raw materials, aluminum, and oil, because he wouldn’t like to lose the demand for his product.
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El Señor Carlos Alberto Martínez tiene la edad de 42 años, su estado civil es casado, Don Carlos tiene 3 hijos su edades son las siguientes su hijo mayor de 23 años no estudia trabaja su otro hijo de 17 años no estudia y trabaja y su niña de 10 años cursa el 6 grado de primaria, su compañera de vida no trabaja, sus propósitos son de incrementar su negocio ya que este es su principal fuente de ingresos para la manutención de su familia, sus deseos son de darle mejoras a su taller ya que necesita equiparlo con las herramientas adecuadas para la elaboración de sus productos, sus sueños son de incrementar su producción ya que esto le ayudaría a que sus clientes conozcan la calidad de su producto por lo que así atraería la atención de las personas que admiran sus productos por lo que también le gustaría que sus hijos puedan hacerse cargo del negocio para que el día de mañana puedan superar cualquier tipo de dificultades logrando a la misma ves la buena administración del establecimiento.

La actividad económica a la que Don Carlos se dedica es la elaboración de ollas de aluminio, la ubicación de su negocio es en su casa de habitación, el tiempo que tiene de poseer este negocio es de 7 años, Don Carlos da inicio a esta actividad con fondos propios y con el apoyo de ciertos amigos quienes le ayudaron con el propósito de ser clientes exclusivos por lo que inicio hace 7 años por la necesidad de tener una actividad económica que le generara ingresos para la manutención de su familia ya que se encontraba desempleado por lo que decide aplicar los conocimientos en este tipo de trabajo ya que esto lo desarrollo en taller por lo que mas tarde decide buscar ayuda por medio de sus amigos quienes le brindaron el apoyo que necesitaba y poco a poco empieza a buscar los materiales necesarios para la elaboración de los mismos inicio con poca producción fueron un total de 35 ollas y empezó a ofertarlas en los mercados y a sus amigo y su fama la obtiene por sus amigos quienes dieron a conocer el trabajo que realizaba por lo que ahora solicita financiamiento para capital de trabajo ya para la compra de materia prima que es el aluminio y el aceite por lo que no le gustaría diminuir la demanda de su producto.

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

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Nicaragua Loans Fundraising
  • $24,553,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 20.2
    Nicaragua Cordobas (NIO) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Carlos Alberto working capital to buy raw materials to make pans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 4, 2009
Listed
Feb 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2009