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Silvia is a widow, unfortunately, and she receives a life pension. Her oldest daughter helps her as much as she can with her housing expenses. Silvia gets a bi-weekly salary from her job at an administrative office. She has a daughter in middle school and a son in elementary school. They are her motivation and her reason to get ahead. She wants to give them the best life she can. That is why she wants to make improvements on her home, by installing new tile floors the living room and bedroom.
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La Sra. Silvia desgraciadamente es viuda y cuenta con una pensión vitalicia. Su hija la mayor la apoya con todo lo que pueda en los gastos de su vivienda. Silvia recibe un sueldo quincenal por el trabajo que desempeña en una oficina de gestoría. Tiene una niña de secundaria y un niño de primaria, son su motivación y por ellos quiere salir adelante y darles lo mejor para vivir; es por ello que quiere mejorar la calidad de su vivienda mejorando el piso de la sala y recamara con azulejo.

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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
  • 13.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Silvia to put in tile in the living room and bedroom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2013