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Santa Rosalia
Santa Rosalia is a young girl that has been saving and working hard to build her house. Soon after she got a job as kitchen assistant at a nearby hotel, she started saving to get her own place. Ten years later she lives in her own home which she has been developing little by little.

Santa wishes to have a family soon and believes this is the perfect place for them to live. Although Santa's house has enough space, she is still missing proper windows and doors for her house. She has been saving and can cover almost all the cost, and is asking for a loan to complete the payment for the materials she need to finish and install the windows and doors. Santa makes around $550 USD per month through a job that gives her no proof or regular income so no traditional institution will giver her credit. With this loan, Santa will receive technical assistance and supervision from certified technicians to make sure that the work she does complies with all standards of quality and safety.

Santa wishes to see her house finished and feel proud of what she has been able to build with a lot of work and effort.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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
  • 38
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,555,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Santa Rosalia to buy windows and doors for her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2013
Dec 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 28, 2014