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Rocio Elizabeth
Roció Elizabeth is 47, divorced, and has four children. She has been working for a year in a maquiladora (assembly plant), as a line operator making automobile harnesses.

She does this with the aim of providing her children with a better quality of life. In addition, one of her daughters, who is the eldest, contributes money to help her with the household expenses.

For Rocío, it is very important to have a house in good condition, because it is the legacy she can give her children. She lives in subsidized housing, and improvements have not been done for several years; so on some of the walls you can now see moisture stains. For this reason, she wants to buy paint and paintbrushes, so that she can paint it and have it look good.
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Roció Elizabeth de 47 años es divorciada tiene 4 hijos, trabaja en maquiladora como operadora en línea haciendo arneses para automóviles desde hace un año. Esto con el fin de ofrecerles a sus hijos una mejor calidad de vida, aparte una de sus hijas que es la mayor aporta dinero para ayudarla con los gastos del hogar. Para Roció es muy importante tener su casa en buenas condiciones ya que es el patrimonio que les puede ofrecer a sus hijos. La casa es de interés social y ya hace varios años que no le ha hecho mejoras por lo que en algunas de las paredes ya se ven manchadas por la humedad, por tal motivo quiere comprar pintura, brochas para pintarla y que se vea bien.

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About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,541,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.5
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Rocio Elizabeth to buy painting supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 17, 2012
Listed
Jan 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 16, 2012