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Marina is 55 years old, is a single mother and has a daughter whom she cares for.  She is originally from Veracruz and has been living in Nuevo Laredo for more than 30 years.  She's been working as a city manager for 20 years.  Marina is asking for this Kiva loan in order to waterproof the roof of her house because it's in very bad shape and she needs to make these repairs before the rainy season so that her furniture does not get wet.  She wants to improve her daughter's room so that it's in good condition so and she will avoid getting sick.

She will use part of her salary to repay the loan.  This is her source of income with which to get ahead.
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La señora Marina de 55 años y es madre soltera tiene una hija bajo su responsabilidad, es originaria de Veracruz tiene ya mas de 30 años radicando en la ciudad de Nuevo Laredo. Es empleada del consulado de la ciudad en el aria administrativo desde hace 20 años. La señora Marina esta solicitando un crédito KIVA para la impermeabilización del techo de su casa ya que esta en muy malas condiciones y necesita realizar la mejora antes de que llegue la temporada de lluvias y se le moje todas sus muebles.
Desea mejorar el patrimonio de su hija y que esta en buenas condiciones y así podrán evitar enfermedades.
Con una parte del sueldo que recibe de su trabajo será para pagar el crédito y que es la fuente de ingreso que tiene para salir adelante.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 64
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,287,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,375 helped Marina to repair her roof.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 9, 2014