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Elvira Genoveva
Señora Elvira is a primary school teacher who has been retired for 11 years. She lives with her mom who is sick and under her care. In the mornings, she provides help to her young neighbors who are struggling with their studies, which she does with love so that they will be able to excel with their skills. She sell products from a catalog (cosmetics), so that she can provide her mom with a better quality of life, and be able to pay for her mom's medicines as she is a disabled woman of advanced age.

She is going to paint the exterior of her house as it has greatly deteriorated over time. She is very happy to have found us, and so to be able to carry out her project. In future she will be able to lay floor tiles inside her home, as currently she has a concrete floor.
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La Sra. Elvira es una profesora de primaria jubilada desde hace ya once años, ella vive con su mama la cual esta enferma, y bajo sus cuidados, por las mañanas da apoyo a sus pequeños vecinos que anda mal en sus estudios y lo hace con amor, para que ellos puedan sobresalir con sus calificaciones, vende productos de catalogo (cosméticos) para así poder darle una mejor calidad de vida a su mama y poder pagar sus medicamentos ya que es una persona discapacitada por su avanzada edad, ella va a pintar el exterior de su vivienda, ya que esta muy deteriorada por el tiempo, esta muy contenta de habernos encontrado y así poder llevar a cabo su proyecto, y a futuro poder instalar el vitropiso en el interior de su vivienda ya que cuenta actualmente con piso de concreto

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,633,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Elvira Genoveva to paint the exterior of her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2012