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Mrs. Leonor , 67, is a mother and grandmother. Although she retired several years ago, she is still successfully selling used clothing to earn a living. She says that she wants to fend for herself so that she is not a burden on her children.

Leonor requires assistance from Kiva as she needs to fix up her bathroom, and wants to avoid leakages in the internal plumbing. Leonor wants her home to always be in great condition for when her children and grandchildren visit.
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La Sra. Leonor es una mujer de 67 años, es madre y abuela. A pesar de que ella esta pensionada desde hace ya varios años sigue superándose vendiendo ropa usada, ya que comenta que se puede valer por si mima todavía y que no quiere ser una carga para sus hijos. Ella necesita de nuestra ayuda para poder mejorar su baño ya que comenta que quiere evitar alguna fuga en las tuberías internas. La Sra. Leonor quiere que su vivienda siempre este impecable para cuando sus hijos y nietos vayan a visitarla.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,255,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.4
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Leonor to fix the internal plumbing in her bathroom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 3, 2014