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Victoria is 51 years old, she is married and she lives in a house she and her husband have succeeded in buying thanks to their efforts, little by little also making repairs. She is a very resourceful person who doesn’t like depending on her husband as she thinks that if both of them have a job instead of only one of them, they will be able to enjoy a better standard of living. Her husband works in maquiladora (foreign-owned assembly plants) of their community, while she sells cakes, hamburgers, fried cheese, tacos and soft drinks. She earns a living this way, thus contributing in paying for the household expenses. Her house needs to be repaired and she is requesting a loan to buy plaster and paint. She is grateful for the support she will receive to complete her project.
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La señora Victoria de 51 años es casada y vive en una casa que base de esfuerzos ella y su esposo compraron y han ido reparando poco a poco; ella es una persona muy emprendedora que no le gusta depender de su esposo piensa que si ambos trabajar podrán tener una calidad de vida mejor que cuando solo uno trabaja, su esposo trabaja en una maquiladora de la localidad y ella se dedica a la venta de tortas, hamburguesas, nachos, fritos con queso, tacos y refrescos de esta manera ella obtiene un ingreso y así contribuye con los gastos del hogar. Su casa necesita arreglos y solicita el apoyo para enjarre y pintura; agradece el apoyo que le puedan facilitar para concluir su proyecto.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 63
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Victoria to buy plaster and paint.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013