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Dairy
Dairy, age 21, was born in Arauca. At this time she is studying Electrical Engineering at the Universidad Industrial de Santander, one of the best engineering universities in Colombia. This is all thanks to the important tuition discounts she managed to get because of her excellent academic performance and because she lives in one of the neighborhoods with the least resources in Bucaramanga.

Dairy lives with her mother, who is unemployed. She is the oldest of three sisters. She now wants to request this loan from Kiva because it is the only way she has to be able to pay for the preparation course and registration for the TOEL exams, which are the first steps to being able to fulfill her dream.

The following is her story:

Man does not stop dreaming until he limits himself. In my youth I visualized the biggest opportunity to be dreaming and to dare, without qualms, to complete everything I had proposed to do. It is here, in the middle of my objectives and hopes, where I realize that knowledge is the greatest wealth. It is invaluable, constant, memorable, and worthy of being considered to be the fortune that cannot be taken away from people.

It is among my aspirations as a student to acquire and internalize everything that is learned. Later, after having done this in an atmosphere of more advanced studies, I want to able to undertake a path of returning to my county and applying, in a sound and executable way, said knowledge. In this way I will be able to contribute to the country’s technological, financial, and social development. These are three factors that are now essentially fundamental to the complete development of a country.

I am a student with good academic credentials. I am prepared to work closely with the technological development of the country. I will do so with a great desire to integrate what I have learned with new knowledge that can contribute to my academic and spiritual formation.

I believe that you never stop learning. Every day we have the obligation to take advantage of each moment life gives us and the time to cultivate knowledge. The world of knowledge is open to anyone who wants to enter it, and I am prepared to do so.
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Dairy tiene 21 años y nació en Arauca. En estos momentos está estudiando ingeniería electrónica en la Universidad Industrial de Santander, una de las mejores universidades de ingeniería en Colombia. Todo esto, gracias a que ha logrado importantes descuentos en su matrícula por su excelente rendimiento académico y ya que también vive en uno de los barrios con menores recursos de Bucaramanga.

Dairy vive con su madre que se encuentra desempleada, y es la mayor de 3 hermanas. Ahora quiere solicitar este préstamo con Kiva porque es la única manera que tiene para poder pagar el curso de preparación e inscripción al examen del TOEFL, que son los primeros pasos para poder lograr su sueño.

La siguiente es su historia:

El hombre no termina de soñar hasta que limita su propia existencia. Visualizo mi juventud como la oportunidad más grande de soñar y de atreverme sin ningún reparo a cumplir todo lo que me he propuesto. Es ahí, en medio de mis objetivos e ilusiones, donde concibo el conocimiento como la mayor riqueza en cuanto a que es invaluable, impermutable, memorable y digna de considerarse como la fortuna de la que no puede despojarse al ser humano.

Está entre mis aspiraciones como estudiante la idea de adquirir e interiorizar todo lo que aprenda para así mismo, luego de haberme formado y logrado en un ámbito de estudios más avanzados, poder emprender un camino de regreso a mi país y aplicar de una manera sólida y ejecutable dichos conocimientos. De esta manera poder aportar en el desarrollo tecnológico, económico y social; tres factores que hoy por hoy son esencialmente fundamentales para el desarrollo íntegro de un país.

Soy una estudiante con buenos resultados académicos, dispuesta a trabajar en forma paralela con el desarrollo tecnológico del país, con muchos deseos de integrar lo que he aprendido con nuevos saberes que puedan contribuir a mi formación académica y espiritual. Creo que nunca se termina de aprender y que cada día tenemos el deber de aprovechar cada momento que nos brinda la vida y el tiempo para cultivar el saber. El mundo del conocimiento es un mundo abierto a quién quiera irrumpir en él y yo estoy dispuesta a hacerlo.

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This loan is part of Colfuturo's "Semillero de Talentos" program, which identifies high-achieving, low-income university students and helps them apply to graduate schools abroad. The program offers loans to pay for language classes, language exams and application fees, transportation to cities for exams and interviews, and visa expenses. By funding this loan, you are helping a student with limited options pursue a graduate degree and increase their future income.

About Colfuturo:

Colfuturo is a non-profit public service institution that helps Colombian college graduates finance post-graduate degrees abroad. The organization provides loans and incentivizes recipients to return to Colombia after receiving their degrees to help the country grow and develop. Kiva loans will help low-income students at state universities afford high application costs, including exam and application fees, travel expenses, visa expenses and language courses. These loans will open new opportunities for students who have long been excluded from higher education.

About Colombia

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 265
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,494,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,822.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $650 helped Dairy to pay the application expenses for her Master's Degree studies in Environmental and Energy engineering.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Disbursed:
Nov 15, 2012
Listed
Sep 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 23, 2014