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Mrs. Manuela Ramírez needs to extend her house. “I have two small rooms and I would like to build another one at the front since the space I have now is quite limited. We are a family of 6, and I would also like to apply plaster to the walls and paint. I’m asking for $1200.00 for the construction of a room.

Translated from Spanish by Ana Gabriela Clark, Kiva Volunteer.

La Sra. Manuela Ramírez necesita ampliar su casa. “Ya tengo 2 cuartitos y me gustaría hacer otro al frente ya que el espacio que tengo es muy reducido y somos 6 de familia, también quisiera ponerle yeso a las paredes y pintar” Solicito $ 1,200.00 dlls para la construcción de un cuarto.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 63
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,287,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Manuela extend her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2007
Jun 2, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2008