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Maria Alejandra
This is Alejandra, age 19. Even at a young age she liked the field of healthcare and wanted to be a great doctor or nurse. When she finished school, she gave birth to her daughter and had to wait a year to study. For economic reasons, she was not able to study medicine, so studying to be a licensed practical nurse seemed like a good start. Time passed, and after her daughter reached 6 months of age Alejandra started to work because she needed to earn money to study. She started working at a bar and saved all the money she could. After a year of working, she searched on the internet for schools where she could study to be a licensed practical nurse. She had never heard of Campo Alto, but an old friend who had completed the same degree there found out that she was looking for schools and highly recommended Campo Alto. So, Alejandra went there to look around and ask about what she would need, and she liked it a lot. That was when she decided to start studying there.
Before she started she had to think about who would care for her daughter. Being a young mother, her parents have always supported her with her studies, but they weren't able to take care of her daughter. Alejandra enrolled her in daycare, and this took a lot of work. Once her daughter was settled, Alejandra started to study. She is now in her second semester and is very happy because she knows that her hard work will be rewarded one way or another. She has very much enjoyed studying at Campo Alto. The professors are excellent and her fellow students are very friendly.
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Su nombre es Alejandra tiene 19 años. Desde pequeña le ha gustado el campo de la salud y quería ser una gran doctora o enfermera. cuando termino de estudiar también tuvo a su hija así que para estudiar le toco esperar un año y ya por razones económicas no estudiar medicina así que auxiliar de enfermería estaba bien para empezar al pasar el tiempo y después de que su hija cumplió seis meses empezó a trabajar porque necesitaba reunir dinero para estudiar y entro a trabajar en un bar hay reunió todo el dinero que pudo y después de un año de estar trabajando, busco por Internet instituciones para estudiar auxiliar de enfermería nunca había escuchado de el instituto y una amiga lejana que se entero que estaba buscando institutos para estudiar el auxiliar le recomendó mucho campo alto ya que ella se había graduado de allí del el mismo técnico así que se dirigió hasta allá para mirarlo y para preguntar lo que se necesitaba y le gusto bastante entonces fue cuando decidió y allí tenia que empezar a estudiar.

Entro a estudiar en pero antes de entrar a estudiar tenia que pensar en quien iba a cuidar de su hija, sus padres siempre le han colaborado en ser madre joven y con el estudio pero no podían tener a la niña así que la matriculo en un jardín pero con mucho esfuerzo por lo pequeña una vez la niña ubicada empezó a estudiar y ahora va en segundo semestre muy contenta porque sabe que los esfuerzos se gratifican de una u otra forma. Le ha gustado mucho estudiar en campo alto los profesores son excelentes y los compañeros muy agradables.

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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

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 375
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,630,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,832.8
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Maria Alejandra to finish her studies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013