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Maria Candelaria
María Candelaria is a single mother and works in a local pharmacy as a sales clerk. She has a second income as a domestic worker. She has lived in a government-subsidized house for 12 years. With the passage of time, her house has been deteriorating. The walls are cracked and when it rains the dampness gets in the house, which is causing damage to her furniture. Candelaria is requesting support to build stronger foundations for her house so that she can prevent damage to her property and also provide her children with a safe home.
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La señora María Candelaria es madre soltera y trabaja en una farmacia de la localidad como despachadora de mostrador, tiene un segundo ingreso como empleada domestica y vive en una casa de interés social desde hace 12 años; con el paso de los años su casa se ha ido deteriorando las paredes ya están cuarteadas y cuando llueve la humedad entra a su casa y los muebles que tiene se le están dañando. Candelaria solicita el apoyo para levantar cimientos más fuertes en su casa y así evitar daños a sus bienes y poder brindar a sus hijos un hogar seguro.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 81
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $21,062,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Candelaria to build a stonger foundation for her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2012
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 3, 2014