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Pablo M. L. lives with his wife and two daughters. He works as a security guard in a local business. His wife is an assembly plant operator. His two daughters go to elementary school. The older is in third grade and the younger is in first grade. They have lived in public housing for twelve years. Over the years, the plumbing in their home's bathroom has rotted and needs to be replaced. The family has battled with this problem, which they deal with by heating water on the stove and then filling containers with it in order to bathe.
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El señor pablo M. L. vive con su esposa y sus dos hijas, el trabaja como guardia de seguridad de una empresa de la localidad, su esposa es operadora de una maquiladora, sus dos hijas estudian la secundaria la mayor el tercer año y la mas chica primer año. Ellos tienen 12 años viviendo en su casa, esta es de interés social con el paso de estos años la tubería del baño se le pudrió y tienen que cambiarla desde abajo. Esta familia ha batallado con este problema lo cual comenta que calientan el agua en la estufa y llenan botes para poderse bañar.

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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
  • 15.2
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Pablo plumbing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010