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Hector Manuel
Héctor is married and has been living in a government-subsidized house for 12 years. He works as a newspaper seller in one of the main avenues in his town. He has been in this job for nearly nine years and has always worked hard to build up a secure nest egg for when he and his wife reach old age. He has a dream for which he is requesting this loan. He would like to extend his living room, getting rid of a wall. Héctor sees himself in 15 years time, sitting in his living room, reading the newspaper, with his grandchildren running around him.
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El Sr. Héctor es casado y vive en una casa de interés social desde hace 12 años y trabaja como vendedor de periódico en una avenida principal de la localidad el tiene ya casi nueve años dedicando a esta actividad y siempre se ha preocupado por tener un patrimonio seguro y cálido para cuando él y su esposa lleguen a la vejez; el tiene un sueño y por el cual está solicitando el apoyo: quiere ampliar la sala de su casa quitando la pared de un cuarto y pódelo hacer sala; él se ve en unos 15 años sentado en su sala leyendo el periódico y sus nietos corriendo por ella.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,556,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Hector Manuel to extend his living room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013