Yelixa is the young mother of a three year old child. Yelixa makes and sells food, and she has a food store. She started her business three years ago because she did not have any income.
Her business is located in her home. That is where a great variety of customers come to enjoy her dishes like “gallo pinto” (a typical Nicaraguan dish made of red beans and rice mixed together), fried cheese, fried plantains, and meat and chicken pies.
She is an excellent client. She is very responsible, and she is happy with this opportunity. She will use the loan to buy raw materials to make her food.
Yelixa es una joven madre de un niño de 3 años, su actividad es la venta y elaboración de comida y pulpería, ella inicio desde hace 3 años porque no tenía ingresos. Por lo que la ubicación de su negocio es en su vivienda, es aquí donde llegan una gran variedad de clientes a disfrutar sus platillos como gallo pinto, queso frito, maduro, tortas de carne y pollo. Ella es una excelente cliente pues es muy responsable y se encuentra feliz con esta oportunidad. Este crédito es para la compra de materia prima para la elaboración de sus comidas.
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).