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Maria Johanna
María Johanna was born on March 3, 1990 in Colombia. On July 7, 1999 she started at Centro MYA, a foundation devoted since 1965 to the comprehensive care of people with cognitive disabilities who are referred as a protective measure by the Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar (Colombian Institute for Family Welfare). She has a physical disability called "hemiparesia", which is a kind of brain paralysis or motor insufficiency with a central origin that affects mobility and muscular development in the left hand and foot. Despite this condition, she has been able to get along in many social contexts, as she can move independently, dance, sing, play and study. Together with her high-school diploma, she graduated as a systems technician at SENA. Centro MYA is her whole family and there she lives with 220 friends who also have some kind of disability. All of them, together with the professional team of the foundation, are proud of her achievements and expectations for the future, as she's the only young woman who has graduated from high-school even with her mild cognitive engagement.

As of today, her biggest dream is to study, become a professional and be able to create an independent life to help her friends and improve their quality of life. She doesn't have any biological family, but her family at MYA has been a great support through tough times and is her inspiration to ask Kiva and Compoalto with determination: "please, help me to continue studying".
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ella es María Johana esta es su historia ella nacio el 3 de marzo de 1990 en Colombia. Ingreso a Centro MYA el 7 de julio de 1999. Esta institución es una fundación dedicada desde 1965 a la atención integral de población en condición de discapacidad cognitiva remitidos bajo medida de protección por el Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar, tiene una discapacidad física llamada hemiparesia, es un tipo de parálisis cerebral o de insuficiencia motora de origen central que afecta la movilidad y formación muscular de mi mano y pie izquierdo. Pese a esta condición, ha logrado desenvolverme en muchos contextos sociales, ya que puede desplazarme de manera independiente, bailar, cantar, jugar y estudiar. Junto a mis estudios de bachillerato logré titularme como técnica en sistemas del SENA. Toda su familia es Centro MYA, allí convive con 220 compañeros que al igual que ella presentan alguna discapacidad, y que en este momento junto al equipo profesional de la fundación se encuentran orgullosos de sus logros y expectativas para el futuro, ya que es la única joven que se ha logrado graduar como bachiller, esto teniendo en cuenta que su compromiso cognitivo es leve. Hoy su principal sueño es estudiar, llegar a profesionalizarse y lograr forjar una vida independiente a través de la cual pueda ayudar a mis compañeros y mejorar en general su calidad de vida ella no tiene ningun referente de su familia biologica pero de su familia del cento MYA puede
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This loan will help a CampoAlto student pay a semester's tuition. With seven branches throughout Bogota, Colombia, CampoAlto tailors educational programs for socially marginalized students. Each of these courses lasts three semesters on average and includes specialized training and internship placement to help students secure jobs after graduation.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

About CampoAlto

CampoAlto is a for-profit education institute that offers a variety of classes to students from socially or economically marginalized groups, including women, ethnic minorities, displaced populations, disabled individuals, and those living below the poverty line. Kiva funding is being used to pay tuition for students who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend classes.

Because CampoAlto’s core business is not purely microfinance, there is some level of additional risk for lenders. For this reason, Kiva has not assigned the institute a risk rating.

About Colombia

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 290
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,930,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,804.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Maria Johanna to study her first semester in comprehensive early childhood care in Campoalto.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 6, 2013
Listed
Feb 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 23, 2013