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Flor is 27 years old, and lives in a civil union. She works ten hours a day from Monday through Friday in a factory. She saw the need to look for work to allow her to help her partner with the household expenses.

Three years ago, Señora Flor acquired a publicly subsidized house, which is where they live. During the hot season, it is very hot, and during the cold season there is so much humidity that it penetrates their clothes, and when it rains, the water seeps through the walls. She needs to be helped to weather-proof her home, and so be able to provide her family with a better quality of life..
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Flor tiene 27 años y vive en unión libre; ella trabaja 10 horas diarias de lunes a viernes en una Maquiladora. Ella se vio en la necesidad de buscar un empleo que le permitiera apoyar a su esposo con los gastos del hogar, ellos tienen 2 hijos y con lo que el ganaba no les alcanza para cubrir sus necesidades básicas, su esposo también trabaja 10 horas diarias en una maquiladora; hace tres años la Sra. Flor adquirió una vivienda de interés social misma que es la que ellos están habitando, en épocas calor esta casa es muy caliente y en épocas de frio se siento mucho la humedad que hasta se penetra en sus ropas y en lluvias se trasmina el agua por las paredes, ella necesita ser apoyada para impermeabilizar su vivienda y así poder ofrecer a su familia una mejor calidad de vida.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,991,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Flor to weather-proof her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012