Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Omar
Omar is 22 and was born in Cali, Colombia. At present he is studying psychology at the Universidad Pública del Valle (Valley State University) through the hard work of his parents, who are giving him a quality education in one of the best universities in the country.

Omar has a dream of pursuing a Master's degree in clinical psychology in the UK, and the support of Kiva is the only way to pay the registration fee, language test preparation, and the translations required for his application.

Here's his story:

"The life of academic and research training of my discipline has occupied an important place in my life, and I consider it of vital importance to further strengthen this aspect in my journey toward making a contribution to human development in the context that surrounds me. This requires undertaking a training process which I began to yearn for upon receiving my professional degree in psychology.

"I have a great dream and plan for my life, and this requires beginning a Master's in the field of clinical psychology in countries where the discipline has already developed broadly, and this will allow me to bring back vital elements to help strengthen the discipline in my own country.

"I know it's not an easy road, but I am willing to undertake it with all the personal resources I possess. Without a doubt, there are types of resources which at this point in my life I do not yet have, since in order to meet my goals, it will be necessary to begin my Master's degree in the next year, and this requires me to start preparing for my certification in a second language, establish the process for admission, and subsequently manage the creation or acquisition of documents to be sent to the universities to which I'm going to apply.

"Fundamental to this measure, I am counting on the support of Kiva as a bridge between my dreams and goals and myself."
View original language description ↓
Omar tiene 22 años y nació en Cali, Colombia. En estos momentos se encuentra estudiando psicología en la Universidad Pública del Valle gracias al esfuerzo de sus padres por darle una educación de calidad en una de las mejores universidades públicas del país.

Omar tiene el sueño de realizar una maestría en Psicología Clínica en el Reino Unido y el apoyo de Kiva es la única alternativa para pagar los gastos de inscripción, preparación de los exámenes de idioma y traducciones necesarias para la aplicación.

Aquí está su historia:

La vida académica e investigativa de mi disciplina de formación ha ocupado un lugar preponderante en mi vida y considero de vital importancia fortalecer este aspecto en la vía de aportar al desarrollo humano del contexto que me rodea. Ello requiere emprender un proceso de formación el cual anhelo empezar en cuanto reciba mi título profesional en psicología.

Tengo un gran sueño y plan de vida, y esto requiere empezar una maestría en el área de la psicología clínica en países en los cuales se haya desarrollado la disciplina ampliamente y me permitan traer elementos vitales para contribuir al fortalecimiento de la misma en el país.

Sé que no es un camino fácil, pero estoy dispuesto a emprenderlo con todos los recursos personales que poseo. Sin embargo, hay otro tipo de recursos los cuales en este momento de mi vida no tengo, ya que para cumplir mis metas es necesario empezar la maestría el próximo año y ello requiere empezar a prepararme para la certificación de un segundo idioma, establecer los procesos de evaluación, y posteriormente, la gestión de documentos para ser enviados a las Universidades a las cuales me voy a postular.

Es fundamental en esta medida, contar con el apoyo de Kiva que sirva de puente entre mis sueños y metas, y yo.

Additional Information

More information about this loan


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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 500
    View loans »
    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,254,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,800.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $775 helped Omar to pay the expense of applying for his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Disbursed:
Nov 25, 2012
Listed
Oct 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 10, 2014