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Arturo P. O. is married, has five children, and has lived in his house for two years. He has worked for an industrial enterprise for 11 years which provides the necessary income for him to support his family.

Arturo P. is requesting this loan to do some interior finish work to his house, as well as to complete a bathroom (Arturo does not appear in the photograph; instead his wife is shown with three of his children). The loan would be used to purchase materials and to hire laborers to do the work, and this would help Arturo and his family to live more adequately in the home.
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El señor Arturo P. O. es casado, tiene 5 hijos, ellos tienen 2 años viviendo en su hogar.
El señor Arturo ya tiene 11 años trabajando en una empresa industrial el cual le deja muy buenos ingresos los cuales son necesarios para mantener a su familia.
El señor Arturo P. está solicitando un préstamo para construir acabados interiores y terminar un baño, (En la fotografía no aparece el señor Arturo P., sino aparecen su esposa y 3 de sus hijas), este préstamo se utilizará para comprar materiales y contratar mano de obra, para que de esa manera el señor Arturo y su familia puedan vivir adecuadamente en su hogar.

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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $22,559,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Arturo to complete some interior finish work and a bathroom for his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 5, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009