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Maricruz
Maricruz is 43 years old, married, and has lived in low-income housing for six years with her son and daughter-in-law since her husband had to go to the United States ten years ago to work to improve their family's quality of life. Maricruz works as a sewing machine operator at a local factory. She works ten hours a day from Monday to Friday in order to meet the financial needs of her household.

She has slowly been making improvements to her house. About four years ago she installed bars on the windows and doors. Her latest improvement was to build a wall in front of her house. She shared the cost with her neighbor because it would be more economical. She also painted her house outside and inside.

Maricruz knows that the only way to finish her house is piece by piece. She knows it would be impossible to finish it in the blink of an eye, so she is asking for help to continue the wall in front of her house.
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La señora Maricruz de 43 años es casada, vive en una casa de interés social desde hace 6 años con su hijo y su nuera ya que su esposo se tuvo que ir a Estados unidos a trabajar para mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia desde hace 10 años. Maricruz trabaja como operadora de costura en una maquiladora de la localidad trabaja 10 horas diarias de Lunes a Viernes para solventar los gastos familiares del hogar, ella poco a poco le ha ido haciendo mejoras a su casa hace cuatro años más o menos coloco protecciones en las ventanas de su casa y puertas de telas, las ultimas mejoras que le realizo fue levantar la barda del frente de su casa misma con la que compartió el gasto con la vecina para que les saliera mas económica y pinto su casa por dentro y por fuera. La señora Maricruz sabe que la única manera de ir terminando su casa es poco a poco sabe que seria imposible terminarla en un abrir y cerrar de ojos por ello es que solicita el apoy para levantar barda lateral en la parte de enfrente de su casa.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 14
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,793,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Maricruz to purchase construction materials to finish a wall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 15, 2011
Listed
Dec 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 27, 2013