Abelina Esmeralda Aguilar from San Juan del Río Coco currently has five credits from FDL. She says, “I didn’t have an oven so I went from place to place in San Juan renting one to make the bread I earn a living from. Also, I couldn’t buy enough flour to satisfy my growing clients. So I talked to FDL and they told me to request a loan as a small industry.
The loans have allowed me build my own oven and not have to go around renting. I also built a little shelter to cover the oven from the sun and rain, and bought milling machines and pans, but above all I’ve provided education for my kids.
I’m grateful because you help the poor and especially us women who are alone and have no help from anyone. This is help for people who like to work.”
José Nicolás Aguirre Alemán of Masatepe currently has 23 credits with FDL. When asked to describe his experiences with FDL, he says, “I’ve been working the land for 20 years. I’ve also worked in raising pigs and cattle. I’m a diversified farmer, in that I grow maize, beans, citrus fruit and vegetables and mainly sell the fruit harvests.
FDL has helped me a lot. I’ve bought land, obtained a vehicle, rebuilt my house and above all my economic situation has changed. FDL has good credit policies, favorable for anyone with the desire to get ahead. I feel satisfied because they’ve never denied me a credit, and resolve what I need in less than 24 hours.”