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Leonel is a young man who is originally from Piedras Negras, where he has been living for 34 years. He is a hardworking and responsible person. From a very young age, Leonel has had to work in order to contribute to the household expenses and support his unemployed mother and his six siblings since his father abandoned them many years ago.

Leonel quit his studies in architecture so that he could work full-time. Now he is only supporting his mother since his siblings are independent and have their own families. He is requesting assistance from Kiva so that he can begin remodeling the bathroom in his house, which has greatly deteriorated. Leonel wants to make this improvement so that his mother can have a better quality of life. He is grateful that she has instilled the values that have enabled him to grow up in life. This allowed him to obtain a job as a computer operator at a well-known company, where he has been employed for the past four years.

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El joven leonel es originario de Piedras Negras en donde tiene viviendo desde hace 34 años, es una persona muy responsable y trabajadora, él desde muy pequeño empezo a trabajar para así sostener los gastos de su casa para ayuda de su madre que no trabajaba al igual ayudar a sus seis hermanos ya que su papá los abandono desde hace muchos años.
El joven Leonel tuvo que dejar sus estudios de arquitectura y se dedico a trabajar de lleno, ahora ya se hace cargo solamente de su mamá pues sus hermanos se hicieron independientes y tienen sus propias familias.
Pide apoyo através de KIVA porque quisiera remodelar su casa empezando por el baño el cual se encuentra muy deteriorado, y quisiera realizar una mejora para así darle una mejor calidad de vida a su madre que tanto le agradece por haberlo formado con valores que lo han hecho crecer en la vida y le han permitido entrar en una empresa reconocida en donde labora de capturista desde hace 4 años.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,574,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.6
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Leonel to remodel the bathroom in his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2013
Jul 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014