Total loan: $1,000
Leon, León, Nicaragua / Retail
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A loan helped to buy basic grains, cleaning products, oats, soups, bread and canned food, and to buy seeds and fertilizers for his crops.
Francisco is from Chacaraseca, in León. He is a farmer and a shopkeeper. Francisco is married, and has one 22-year-old son who is studying. He started selling products when he was 25 years old and used to travel from Managua to León to sell clothing. He would get up very early and take the first bus to the city of Managua where he would buy merchandise to sell in León. He gradually acquired customers and got to know where he could obtain his merchandise more cheaply and how he could attract more customers. He managed to use his profits to set up a small, humble grocery store which his wife runs though he doesn't neglect his farming work. Through his two businesses, he has supported his family. Francisco will use his loan to buy basic grains, cleaning products, oats, soups, bread and canned food. He will also buy seeds and fertilizers for his vegetable crops. He would like to gradually expand his grocery store with a variety of products that people in his community really need. He would also like to make progress in his farming so that he can improve his family's quality of life.