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Diana
Diana, 24, was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. She studied Economics at the Universidad Del Norte’s Institute for Caribbean Economic Studies thanks to her parents’ support who got loans from each of the firms they work for. Diana’s dream is to study for a Master’s degree in the United Kingdom and Kiva’s support will help her be able to pay the application fee for the TOEFL exam, for the translation of her transcripts into English, for her application fees to universities in the United Kingdom and for her visa.

Once she gets her Master’s and returns to Colombia, Diana dreams with working in the public, private or academic sector as a city and opinion leader who will foster the development of public policy and strategy to promote education of the city’s human resources and create strategies for effective jobs creation that will push development and improve the levels of quality of living in her city and in the country.

This is her story:

Notwithstanding my family’s support to reach this dream, my parents are unable to cover such high costs as these because of their limited economic situation. Even though I have my job as a teacher, the resources I generate at present are to support my family and help pay for my brother’s education.

Kiva would be of great help and encouragement for me to reach my dream of studying for a Master’s in the United Kingdom. I’m convinced that in order for people to be able to develop new ideas and learn good development practices they must learn through their own experience what other countries have done in order to develop: new opportunities and new methodologies for “doing it better;” and I know that thanks to my academic excellence and my proactivity to learn and with a great amount of effort, I can reach this dream.

For me, it would be a source of pride and satisfaction to contribute to my city’s and my country’s development and to be able through strategies and/or programs in public-private alliances to impact positively in improving the quality of life of those most vulnerable and in my city’s economic development. I’m aware that a Master’s in Development from one of the best universities in the United Kingdom would give me the necessary tools and knowledge to reach this set goal. The only guarantee I have is putting all my effort into it and giving the best I have of myself.
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Diana tiene 24 años y nació en Barranquilla, Colombia. Estudió Economía en el Instituto de Estudios Económicos del Caribe de la Universidad del Norte, gracias al apoyo económico de sus padres soportados por préstamos realizados en cada una de las empresas que laboran.

Diana tiene el sueño de realizar una maestría en el Reino Unido y el apoyo de Kiva ayudaría a que pueda pagar la inscripción al examen de TOEFL, la traducción de la documentación académica al inglés, la aplicación a las universidades en el Reino Unido y la visa.

Una vez realice su maestría y regrese a Colombia, Diana tiene el sueño de trabajar desde los sectores público, privado y la academia, como una líder de ciudad y de opinión, que fomente el desarrollo de políticas públicas y estrategias para promover la educación del recurso humano de la ciudad y cree estrategias para la generación de empleo efectivo que impulse el desarrollo y mejore los niveles de calidad de vida de su ciudad y el país.

Aquí está su historia:
A pesar de que cuento con el apoyo de mi familia para cumplir este sueño, mis padres no pueden llegar a cubrir gastos tan elevados como estos debido a su limitada situación económica. Y aunque cuento con mi trabajo como profesora, los recursos que genero en la actualidad son para apoyar a mi familia y los estudios de mi hermano.

Kiva sería un gran apoyo e impulso para poder lograr mi sueño de estudiar mi maestría en el Reino Unido. Me encuentro convencida de que las personas para poder desarrollar nuevas ideas y aprender buenas prácticas de desarrollo, deben conocer en vivencia propia lo realizado por esos países para alcanzar el desarrollo, nuevas oportunidades y nuevos métodos de “como hacerlo mejor”; y sé que gracias a mi excelencia académica, mi proactividad por aprender y un gran esfuerzo puedo alcanzar este sueño.

Para mí sería un motivo de orgullo y satisfacción poder contribuir al desarrollo de mi ciudad y de mi país, de poder por medio de estrategias y/o programas bajo alianzas público-privadas, impactar positivamente en la mejora de la calidad de vida de las personas más vulnerables y del desarrollo económico de mi ciudad. Soy consciente que una maestría en las mejores Universidades del Reino Unido en materia de desarrollo, me dará las herramientas necesarias y el conocimiento para lograr alcanzar esta meta propuesta, la única garantía que tengo es poner todo mi empeño y dar lo mejor de mí.

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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
  • 299
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,785,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,812.6
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Diana to pay application fees for a Master's in Economic Development.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Disbursed:
Jan 25, 2013
Listed
Dec 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013