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Ernesto G. is expanding the home he has lived in for 14 years. "I am asking for a $1000 loan to buy concrete slabs for the second floor," he says. "The five members of my family live here, plus my parents and brother. I want to finish building the second story so we can live more comfortably."

Translated by a Kiva volunteer.

El Sr. Ernesto G. esta construyendo en su casa el tiene ya mas de 14 años viviendo hay. Estoy solicitando un préstamo de 1,000.00 para terminar la losa de los cuartos de arriba ya que somos 5 de familia y mis padres y un hermano quiero terminar para que mi familia viva en la partes de arriba de la casa y así estar mas cómodos todos.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,523,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ernesto to add a second story to the family home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2007
Jul 8, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 4, 2008