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Monica Alexandra
This is 19-year-old Monica's story:

Monica wanted to tell us about a time in her life when she thought that it would be impossible to study.

Last year she travelled to a place far away from civilization, to live with her father. She still lives there now. Her objective was to study and to join the national university.

The long-awaited day arrived; she went to the university but she did not pass the admission exam. She had only nine points.

After this she did not give up and applied to study at the Sena public education institute. There she studied basic accounting and some Portuguese for four months. Disappointingly she could not continue her studies as the Sena had problems and terminated an agreement with the Leticia region. So, Monica decided to return to the city to live with her mother and siblings, as there there are more opportunities, the chance to study and one day to become a professional. Now Monica again has the possibility of studying what she really wanted to study - Accounting and Finances. She is now in her first semester.
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Esta es la historia de una chica de 19 años que nos quiere contar una experiencia vivida….
Ella quiso compartir con nosotros un momento de su vida donde pensó que estudiar era imposible!!!
El año pasado viajo a un lugar alejado de la civilización a vivir con su padre en donde se encuentra viviendo actualmente. Con el fin de estudiar y poderse presentar a la universidad nacional.
El día esperado llego y se presentó lastimosamente se presentó pero no aprobó el examen de admisión, se quedó por nueve puntos…
Después de esto no deserto y se presentó para estudiar en el Sena en donde alcanzo a estudiar cuatro meses de contabilidad básica y algo de portugués lastimosamente no pudo seguir estudiando ya que el Sena tuvo un inconveniente ya que se finalizaba el convenio que tenían con el departamento de Leticia así que decidió regresar a la ciudad a vivir con su madre y sus hermanos ya que en ese sitio se agotaban más las posibilidades y la ilusión de estudiar y algún día llegar a ser una gran profesional y ahora nuevamente se le da la posibilidad de estudiar lo que realmente quiere que es Contabilidad Financiera en donde se encuentra ha siendo primer semestre.

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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
  • 367
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,606,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,817.4
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Monica Alexandra to complete her studies in Accounting and Finances.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013