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Silvia bought her home more than a year ago. She's requesting a loan so she can waterproof it and plaster the walls, since she lives with her three children and during the rainy season water leaks into the house. Last year, one of his children was sick from the dampness in the house, and he doesn't want the same thing to happen again.

Translated from Spanish by Marty Greenstein, Kiva Volunteer

La sra. Silvia P. tiene mas de un año que adquirió su casa. Esta pidiendo un préstamo para impermeabilizar y enjarrar ya que cavaba de tener a su 3 hijo y en la temporada de lluvia se tramite el agua a su vivienda. El año pasado por este motivo tubo a sus hijos enfermos por la humedad que tenia la casa y no quiere que le pase lo mismo este invierno.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,991,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Silvia waterproof her home and plaster the walls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2007
Jun 5, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2008