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Silvia is a widow, and one of her daughters lives with her along with her family. She is requesting a loan to make some improvements to her house, which needs some finishing work on the exterior including plastering and special exterior paint. Silvia has already taken 2 loans through Kiva which she has paid back on time with the income she earns caring for children, work that she has been doing for more than 3 years.

Silvia wants to improve the property that her husband left her. For this reason she hopes to rely on your cooperation with this new loan that she will use to make improvements to her house.
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La señora Silvia es viuda, y una de sus hijas y su familia viven con ella, solicita un préstamo para realizar mejoras a su vivienda, que le esta haciendo falta acabados del exterior hay que enjarres y pintura especial para el exterior.
Doña Silvia ya ha tenido dos créditos con KIVA los cuales han pagado puntualmente, con el ingreso que obtiene de su trabajo cuidando a niños desde hace ya más de tres años.
La señora Silvia desea mejor el patrimonio que le dejo su esposo, es por eso que espera contar con su cooperación en este otro crédito ya que también es para mejorar su casa.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $20,993,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Silvia to do finishing work on the exterior of her house, such as plastering and painting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2011
Dec 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012