Jhosmar dreams of becoming a professional. He was accepted into the Universidad San Fransisco Xavier and now, with the chance to achieve his dream, is concerned about affording his books. He plans to graduate in December 2013 but without a loan from Vittana, he fears that he will need to defer his graduation. With this loan, Jhosmar plans to buy his school books. Up until now, he has been managing to get by without them but it has become a challenge. With books and school supplies, he feels he will be able to get better grades. In addition to his responsibilities at school, Jhosmar currently works 30 hours a week and earns $10 a day. With a career in business, he expects to earn $15 a day, a substantial increase from before. With one older sibling already attending college, Jhosmar is unsure how he will be able to afford his school supplies on his own without the assistance of a Vittana Loan. Jhosmar currently works as a consultant to help afford his school and living expenses.
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This loan is admnistered by Vittana's partner Banco Fie
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Vittana loans provide students with degrees and certificates that lead to higher paying jobs and sustainable livelihoods. Capital to fund Vittana loans comes from its crowdfunding website, investment funds and strategic partnerships. Today, more than 6,000 students in 12 countries have received a Vittana loan and are repaying at a rate of 99.8%. With the help of the Kiva community, Vittana is expanding its work and graduating a generation beyond poverty.