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Josefina

Update on Josefina

Josefina has finished paying for a credit that allowed her to build a complete bathroom and a cement roof to her house. Josefina is asking for another credit to replace the roof for a cement roof in the rest of the house and finish the walls of two rooms. With this new credit Josefina will be able to finish her house to which she has invested effort, work time and all her savings. This new roof will give her a proper shelter and finishing the walls will help keep the house warm during winters and cold during those hot summer days.
Josefina is thankful for this opportunity and recognizes that with these credits, she will finish her house in a fraction of the time that it would take her without this help.

Previous Loan Details

Josefina works with her husband, Felix, growing and selling avocados. They have four kids and currently live in a house with a tin roof and no bathroom. Josefina says she is used to having no proper bathroom. She grew up not having one and never expected to. But now, she sees her kids bathing... More from Josefina's previous loan »

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More information about this loan

Ecoblock is a social housing production company that delivers affordable homes and home improvements to communities through a program called Echale a tu Casa. Echale sells technical assistance for self-organized and self-production housing in rural and urban communities. Ecoblock focuses on the poorest socioeconomic strata in Mexico (levels C, D & E). They place a particular emphasis on areas where families do not have access to any microfinance institutions.

About Echale

Ecoblock International (“Ecoblock”) is a social housing company dedicated to providing marginalized communities in Mexico with opportunities to significantly improve their housing conditions. Founded in 1997, it started a program called Échale a Tu Casa that develops affordable housing solutions for underserved communities through innovations in construction, technology and finance. Focusing its efforts on urban and rural areas where families have little or no access to microcredit, the program has supported 30,000 families to construct new homes, and has delivered home improvement assistance to an additional 150,000 families.

Ecoblock joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $19,067,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $675 helped Josefina to add cement roof to the house and finish walls.
97% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 16, 2014
Listed
Jul 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Josefina. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2013. Learn More