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Adriana Dulce Maria
Adriana lives wither her husband, Eduardo, and their three children in Totolapan. Adriana is employed by a nearby corner store, and Eduardo works in the field. They recently made an addition to their house of two bedrooms so the girls and the boy could have their own rooms. However, as it generally happens with people who self construct, they did not calculate the cost correctly and bought less materials than needed. Adriana and Eduardo could not afford to finish the construction. They have been saving for the last few months to finish what they started. Adriana is asking for a loan to finish buying the materials so they can have the two bedrooms completed. Since she and her husband have informal jobs, they do not have the opportunity to access credit in any other way. Eduardo will work on the construction, and a certified technician will supervise the work to make sure it meets the safety and quality standards. Adriana believes in hard work and is grateful for an opportunity to finish what she started long ago as just a dream.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 65
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,249,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.3
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Adriana Dulce Maria to buy materials to finish building the bedrooms for their children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2014
Mar 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014