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Bertha Abelia Rodríguez, wife of Efraín L., appears in the photo.

For 13 years Efraín López E. has been buying and selling old iron to support his family. In order to help him with the family expenses, his wife sells used clothes at a well known flea market in the city. They have always gotten ahead in spite of the crisis. They want to continue putting forth great effort in order to give their children a better quality of life.

Now he would like to repair the roof of his house. There is a crack inside where water leaks when it rains. He does not want his furniture to be ruined. Above all, he wants to give his family a house that is in good condition.
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En la foto aparece la señora Bertha Abelia Rodriguez esposa del señor Efrain L..

Efraín López E. desde hace 13 años se dedica a la compra y venta de fierro viejo para el sostén de la familia, su esposa para ayudarle con los gastos familiares es vendedora de ropa usada en un pulga muy conocida en la ciudad. Ellos siempre han salido adelante a pesar de la crisis ellos quieren seguir esforzando para darles mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos. Ahora el señor quiere reparar el techo de su casa ya que por dentro hay abertura por donde se filtra el agua cuando llueve y no quiere que sus mubles se deterioren pero sobre todo para dejarles a su familia una casa en buenas condiciones.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,240,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Efrain repair the roof of his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2009
Nov 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010