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Santiago
Santiago lives with his mother (Mónica) and his siblings (Isabella and Felipe). In general he thinks he has a humble family that goes through life working together toward a good future. They have a lot of financial problems, as usual, but they don't give up.

He's a respectful, sincere, humble, and responsible person who knows how to value things and who doesn't give up.

Throughout his life he has seen what real life is. He studied in public and private schools and got ahead with elementary school and high school. He worked different places to support his family while he looked for the possibility to study. Finally he found Campoalto, which offered him time to study and work. This seemed fantastic and now he's in his second semester of culinary school.
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Santiago vive con su madre (Mónica) sus hermanos (Isabella y Felipe) por lo general considera que tiene una familia humilde que se rebusca la vida trabajando juntos para llegar a un futuro bueno se ven mucho problemas económicos como siempre pero no se dan por vencidos es una persona respetuosa sincera humilde y responsable que sabe valorar las cosas y que no se da por vencido

En el transcurso de su vida ha visto que es la vida real estudio en colegios tanto públicos como privados y Salió adelante con la primaria y bachillerato trabajo en diferente sitios para apoyar a su familia mientras conseguía la posibilidad de estudiar. Finalmente dio con CampoAlto la cual le ofrecía tiempo estudio y trabajo le pareció genial y en estos momentos está en segundo semestre de cocina

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More information about this loan

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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 478
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $14,958,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,820.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Santiago to finish his culinary studies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 5, 2013
Listed
Apr 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 23, 2013