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Luis' home needs protective grilles on the windows and doors. He is requesting this loan as he doesn't have the money he needs to pay the person who will carry out this work. The work will make his home safer and better protected as he has already been a burglary victim and he would like to secure his children's inheritance.

Luis works for a transport company and, on the weekends, he sells tamales and hot chocolate in different parts of the city. He will repay his loan from the income he makes from his job.
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A la vivienda del señor Luis le esta haciendo falta las protecciones en las ventanas y puertas. Solicita el préstamo ya que no cuenta con el dinero necesario para pagarle a la persona que se encargara de realizar las protecciones. Para que su casa esta más segura y protegida ya que ha sido victima de robos y desea asegurar el patrimonio de sus hijos.
Don Luis es empleado de una compañía de trasportes y los fines de semana se dedica a las ventas de comida que es tamales y chocolate caliente en diferentes partes de la ciudad.
Con el ingreso que obtiene de su emplea pagara el crédito.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,068,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.7
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Luis to install protective grilles on his doors and windows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013