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Cornelio is 41 years old, married, and a father. He has lived in a in a government-subsidized house for 12 years. He works in a local factor as a production supervisor. He has two goals that he has worked towards for a long time. One of them is to be able to give his children professional careers. Things were difficult for him since he only finished primary school, because his family needed him to work from the time he was very young. He set this goal when he had his own children. He went to work day and night so that they could finish their studies, and he is still doing this. His other goal is to provide his family with a dignified place to live. His motivation is that when he was a boy he suffered many discomforts due to a lack of resources, such as bad weather, cold, excessive heat, and not having his own space. He is requesting a loan to build another room on the back side of his house so that he can provide his children with what he didn’t have—a room so that they can have their own space.
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El Señor Cornelio de 41 es casado y padre de familia vive en una casa de interés social desde hace doce años, trabaja en una maquiladora de la localidad como supervisor del área de producción; el tiene dos metas a por las cuales ha trabajado durante mucho tiempo la primera de ellas es poderles dar una carrera profesional a sus hijos ya que para él fue muy difícil el tener que cursar únicamente la educación primaria porque en su hogar había la necesidad de que el trabajara y desde muy chico él se trazo la meta que cuando él tuviera sus propios hijos iba a trabajar día y noche para que ellos pudieran terminar una carrera y así lo está haciendo. La otra meta que tiene es brindarle a su familia un lugar digno donde vivir, el motivo es porque el de niño sufrió muchas carencias como las inclemencias del tiempo mucho frio y mucho calor el no tener su propio espacio. Solicita el apoyo para levantar un cuarto en la parte de atrás de su casa y así poder brindar a sus hijos lo que el no tuvo una habitación para que tengan su propio espacio.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 73
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,636,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Cornelio to begin building a room onto his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013