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Ma Cristina
María Cristina's home needs some finishing work done on the outside and also on the concrete floor out front. She is requesting a loan to buy materials. She will buy paint for the outside of the house and also cement and sand. In addition, she will pay the person who will carry out these improvements.

María Cristina looks after her two children and her husband, Salvador, takes care of the family expenses with the wage that he earns in his job as an employee in a company. He works as a salesman.
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A la vivienda de la señora Ma. Cristina le está haciendo falta los acabados del exterior y el piso de concreto al frente de su casa.
Solicita un préstamo para poder comprar el material que es pintura para el exterior, comprar de cemento, arena y pagarle a la persona que se encargara de realizar la mejora.
Ella se dedica al cuidado de sus dos hijos que tiene y su esposo el señor Salvador es quien se encarga de los gastos familiares, con el sueldo que recibe de su trabajo como empleado de una compañía, como vendedor.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 55
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,254,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ma Cristina to have some finishing work done to the outside of her home and on a concrete floor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012