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Señora Ilda is a native of the city of Piedras Negras, where she has lived all of her life. From a young age she has worked as a street food vendor. Today she has a business selling hamburgers, nachos, potatoes with cheese, as well as ice pops and mangonadas (a cold mango dessert) in hot weather. She lives with her husband who she married 2 years ago since she married at an older age but she is thrilled and very much in love. He works as a construction worker in the U.S., and with a lot of effort they are building their house together, as they currently live in a house lent to them by Señora Ilda's brother.

Señora Ilda is asking for support through Kiva so that they can continue building their house, since she wants to put exterior finishes to the house to make it her own, and continue building bit by bit until she has a nice, beautiful property.
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La Sra. Ilda es originaria de la cd. de Piedras Negras, lugar donde ha vivido toda su vida, desde muy joven se dedico a la venta de comida por las calles, hoy en día tiene un negocio de venta de hamburguesas, nachos, papas con queso, al igual como es temporada de calor vende bolis y mangonadas, vive con su marido del cuál se caso hace dos años ya que se caso grande de edad pero muy enamorada e ilusionada, él trabaja en la construcción en E.U., y con mucho esfuerzo juntos están construyendo su casa, pues actualmente viven en una casa prestada por el hermano de la Sra. Ilda.
La Sra. Ilda pide apoyo através de KIVA para seguir construyendo su casa, ya que quisiera realizar acabados exteriores para así pronto cambiarse a su casa propia, e ir construyendo poco a poco hasta lograr tener un patrimonio bonito y agradable.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 64
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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 $475 helped Ilda to put exterior finishes on her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2013
Jul 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 3, 2014