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Martha Elva
Martha has just been given a house and she is very happy because she used to live with her mom. Now that she has received a house from Infonavit (a government program that provides low-cost mortgages to working families so they can buy small starter homes), she would like to use her wages to build a perimeter wall around the back of the house since her husband works outside of the city most days and she is left alone with the children. Her house is located on the outskirts of the city and she feels that she would be personally safer and her home would be safer if she could build a wall since she has to go out to work.
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La. Sra. Martha le acaban de dar su casa y ella se encuentra muy contenta pues vivía con su mama y ahora que le dio su casa Infonavit quiere aprovechar su saldo para levantar una barda en la parte trasera de su casa ya que su esposo trabaja la mayoría de los días fuera de la ciudad y ella se queda sola con sus hijos y la ubicación de su casa esta a las orillas de la ciudad por lo cual se sentiría mas segura de su persona y patrimonio con la construcción de la barda pues ella tiene que salir a trabajar.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,043,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Martha Elva to build a perimeter wall outside her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 10, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011