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Sylvia would like to put up protection around her home as a year ago there was an attempted break-in. As the thief couldn't get in he went next door to where Sylvia's parents were asleep and so took many valuables. This is why she would like to be more secure.

Her husband, Jesus Barraza, works as a solderer. He himself is going to put up protection and the loan is to buy the material needed (as they do not need to hire anyone as he can do it all himself). She would like $500.

Portion translated by Liz Harvey, Kiva Volunteer

Sylvia M. is in the process of applying for home improvement assistance through a Mexican government program called Conavi. Conavi assists very low-income families by providing a small housing improvement subsidy that supplements a housing loan.

This Kiva loan can thus have a big impact, since it is supplemented by additional funds that this low-income family will use to improve their housing circumstances.

Sylvia desea poner protecciones en su casa por que dice que hace un año intentaron robar en su domicilio. El ladrón al no poder abrir, se paso a la casa de un lado con los padres de Sylvia que se encontraban dormidos y así provecho y robo cosas de valor. Es por eso que ella prefiere estar más segura.

El Señor Jesús Barraza es esposo de la señora M., el trabaja como empleado de soldadura. El mismo va a fabricar las protecciones, el préstamo es para comprar solamente el material el comenta que ya no es necesario contratar a alguien si el mismo lo puede hacer. Ella solicita $500 dólares.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 66
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,249,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sylvia to put up protection/PONER PROTECCIONES.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2008
Sep 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009