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Elsury
Elsury, 29, was born in Medellín, Colombia. Elsury prepared to be an assistant clinical laboratory technician in the Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje, a public institution in Colombia. This allowed her to begin working to finance her studies in nutrition and dietetics at the University of Antioquia. During her program, Elsury began to become interested in the areas of public nutrition and research on the social factors that determine the state of community nutrition and health.

Currently Elsury works in research and is a professor in a university. Nevertheless, her salary is very low and it's not enough to realize her dream of undertaking the master's degree in community health.

The help of Kiva will allow Elsury to achieve her dream of finishing her graduate work so she can expand her knowledge of determiners of health inequality, get to know other cultures, perfect her knowledge of French and English, grow as a professional and as a person, and contribute to the development of her country.

Here's her story:

"Since I was a little girl I've had a high social sense and have wanted to learn about the well-being of others. Thanks to my job and my dedication I had the possibility of undertaking my technical and university studies in public institutions in my country. This increased my need to contribute to national development and to the improvement of the living conditions of the population.

"Realizing this goal is what drives me to study the determiners of health inequality and motivates me to undertake the master's in community health in one of the best universities in Canada. The knowledge and experiences I will acquire will help me to grow as a professional and as a person. More importantly, they will give me the tools to serve society and assure that public health and nutrition policies will be more effective.

"Throughout my entire life I have sought to develop all my abilities, I have strived to make my dreams come true, and I have managed to realize them because of the love and energy I put into everything I do.

"I am convinced that when people put all their effort into something and are perseverant, they manage to overcome all the obstacles. Since I decided to do my master's degree, I have faced many difficulties that I am sure I will be able to resolve by having the support and the help of Kiva."
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Elsury, de 29 años, nació en Medellín, Colombia. Elsury realizó una técnica de auxiliar de laboratorio clínico en el Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje –SENA- entidad pública de Colombia, que le permitió comenzar su vida laboral para financiar sus estudios de nutrición y dietética en la Universidad Pública de Antioquia. Durante su carrera, Elsury comenzó a interesarse por las áreas de nutrición pública e investigación de los factores de la estructura social que condicionan el estado nutricional y de salud de la población.

Actualmente Elsury trabaja en investigación y es profesora en una universidad. Sin embargo, su salario es muy bajo y no es suficiente para cumplir su sueño de realizar la maestría en salud comunitaria.

La ayuda de Kiva permitirá que Elsury cumpla su sueño de realizar su posgrado de tal forma que pueda ampliar sus conocimientos en los determinantes de las inequidades en salud, conocer otras culturas, perfeccionar sus conocimientos de francés e inglés, crecer como profesional, como persona y contribuir al desarrollo de su país.

Aquí esta su historia:

Desde niña he tenido un alto sentido social y he deseado adquirir conocimientos que me permitan favorecer el bienestar de las demás personas. Gracias a mi trabajo y mi dedicación tuve la posibilidad de realizar mis estudios técnicos y universitarios en entidades públicas de mi país, esto hizo que en mi se acrecentara la necesidad de contribuir al desarrollo de la nación y al mejoramiento de las condiciones de vida sus habitantes.

Lograr este objetivo es lo que me impulsa a estudiar los determinantes de las inequidades en salud y me motiva a realizar la maestría de salud comunitaria en una de las mejores universidades de Canadá, pues los conocimientos y las experiencias que adquiera me ayudaran a crecer como profesional, como persona y lo más importante, me dará las herramientas para servir a la sociedad y lograr que las políticas públicas en salud y nutrición que se realicen sean más efectivas.

Durante toda mi vida he procurado desarrollar todas mis capacidades, he luchado por hacer realidad mis sueños y he logrado cumplirlos, debido al amor y la energía que le imprimo a cada cosa que hago.
Estoy convencida que cuando una persona pone todo su esfuerzo y es perseverante logra superar todos los obstáculos. Desde que decidí realizar mi posgrado se me han presentado muchas dificultades, que estoy segura, lograré solucionar teniendo el apoyo y la ayuda de Kiva.

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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
  • 287
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,892,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,796.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Elsury to pay the application fees for her master's degree in community health.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Disbursed:
Jan 25, 2013
Listed
Dec 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 19, 2013