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Deysi lives with her partner, Ramon, and two children in Totolapan Morelos. Deysi works at a nearby town in a baking shop and has been there for the last four years. She is known for being a hard working, loving mother and for selling delicious cakes during weekends at her home. Deysi and Ramon work hard to give their children the opportunity they didn't have to study, at least through middle school, and have a better life. Ramon is a construction worker and with the family savings has managed to build the home they have today, which fits their needs except for the bathroom which is in the middle of construction and offers no privacy for the family.

Deysi and Ramon make around $650 USD a month through informal jobs, so accessing credit is impossible to them. For the last three months Deysi has been saving to build a proper bathroom especially since winter is arriving and bathing gets very uncomfortable then. Deysi needs this loan to finish paying for the construction materials. The family will receive supervision visits from certified technicians to monitor the quality and progress of the construction, and the new construction will give the whole family a more comfortable life. Deysi is aware that dedication and hard work is what and will give her family a better life.

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Ecoblock is a social housing production company that delivers affordable homes and home improvements to communities through a program called Echale a tu Casa. Echale sells technical assistance for self-organized and self-production housing in rural and urban communities. Ecoblock focuses on the poorest socioeconomic strata in Mexico (levels C, D & E). They place a particular emphasis on areas where families do not have access to any microfinance institutions.

About Echale

Ecoblock International (“Ecoblock”) is a social housing company dedicated to providing marginalized communities in Mexico with opportunities to significantly improve their housing conditions. Founded in 1997, it started a program called Échale a Tu Casa that develops affordable housing solutions for underserved communities through innovations in construction, technology and finance. Focusing its efforts on urban and rural areas where families have little or no access to microcredit, the program has supported 30,000 families to construct new homes, and has delivered home improvement assistance to an additional 150,000 families.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Deysi to buy materials to finish building the bathroom in her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2013
Dec 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 1, 2014