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María requests the loan in order to move forward with the improvements she's been doing in her home. Right now the purpose is to continue these improvements, but she will lay ceramic tiles on the whole interior of the house as well as the porch. She also wishes to finish plastering and painting the front of her house. She wants to see her house finished as soon as possible, and that's the reason why she wants to build and maintain it as long as she's given the help she so requests and hopes for.
María is a dressmaker and works at a store where they manufacture and sell dresses for brides, "quinceañeras" (a girl's fifteenth birthday), etc. She's been working for this company for over eight years. Her husband has worked for many years in the administrative department of a private school. Aside from her job, María also provides dressmaking services on her own. With both of their income sources, they pay for the family's expenses and for schooling expenses for their son, who still lives with them.
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María solicita el apoyo para continuar con los mejoramientos que le ha venido realizado a su vivienda. Ahora es para continuar con el mejoramiento pero se pondrá el piso cerámico en todo el interior así como en la galería, también desea terminar de enjarrar y pintar el frente de su casa. Ella ya quiere ver su casa terminada lo mas pronto posible es por eso que le quiere dar el mantenimiento y construcción en cuanto se le otorgue la ayuda tan solicitada y anhelada.
La Sra. María es modista y trabaja en una tienda donde se fabrican y venden vestidos para novias, quinceañeras, etc., trabaja desde hace mas de 8 años para esta empresa. Su esposo trabaja desde hace varios años en el área de intendencia en una escuela particular. La Sra. María además de su empleo también realiza trabajos de costura por su cuenta. Con los ingresos de ambos solventan los gastos familiares y escolares de su hijo que aun vive con ellos.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,524,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Maria to do external finishing (painting, plastering and laying ceramic floor tiles).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013