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I bought my home more than a year ago. There was only one room at first, but little by little my wife and I have worked together and put up walls for two more rooms, but by the hand of fate we were not able to finish. We have three children, and a home with only one room is too small for our family. Which is why I'm requesting a loan of $500 so we're able to put up a roof over the two rooms so we can live more comfortably.

Translated from Spanish by Marty Greenstein, Kiva Volunteer

Tengo mas de un año que adquirí la vivienda era solo un cuarto cundo no la entregaron poco a poco mi esposa y yo hemos juntado para hacer los muros de dos cuartos pero por cosa del destino no hemos podido terminarla, tenemos 3 hijos y la casa de un cuarto es demasiado pequeña para la familia. Por lo cual estoy solicitando un préstamo de $ 500.00 dlls para poner el techo de lamina a los dos cuartos para que pueden tener mejor comodidad.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,241,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Marcial put up a roof on the home extension.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2007
Jun 4, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2008