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Sofía's house needs the finishing touches on the exterior, which are painting and repairing the outside walls. She's requesting the loan to buy the material because her husband is going to do the improvements.

Sofía works in a factory in the area of production and her husband works in construction as a bricklayer. This is the income she has to give the best to her son, who is in secondary school.

She'll use her salary to pay back the loan and her husband's income for the family and school expenses.

They want to improve their quality of life and their son's inheritance.
View original language description ↓
A la vivienda de la señora Sofía le esta haciendo falta los acabados del exterior que es pintar y reparar las paredes de afuera.
Solicita el préstamo para comprar el material ya que su esposo se encargara de realizar la mejora.
La señora Sofía es empleada de una fábrica en el aria de producción y su esposo trabaja en la construcción (Albañil) estos son los ingreso que tiene para darle lo mejor a su hijo que esta estudiando la secundaria.
Con el sueldo que obtiene la señora Sofía será para pagar el crédito y que el ingreso de su esposo será para los gastos familiares y escolares.
Desean mejorar la calidad de vida y el patrimonio de su hijo.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 82
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,636,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Sofía to finish the exterior of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 1, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013