Becoming a professional has always been Ariana's dream. To achieve her goal, Ariana has enrolled in the Universidad Tecnológica Boliviana. She expects to graduate in December, 2016, but without a loan, is unsure how she will be able to continue to afford her education. She shares that her alternative would be to take time off from school to work and save money until she could return.
Ariana shares that it is important to her to graduate on time, so she can enter into the job market as soon as possible. She plans to use the loan to pay for her tuition.
One of her biggest challenges has been making time to work and go to school. To help her afford her school and living expenses, Ariana currently works 40 hours a week as an office assistant. Currently, she earns $20 a day, but with a degree in business, she expects to earn $34 a day.
As the youngest of four, with two older siblings attending college already, Ariana is unsure how she will be able to finance her education on her own without the assistance of a Vittana Loan. This loan is administered by Vittana's partner, Banco Fie.
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This loan is admnistered by Vittana's partner Banco Fie
Vittana is a nonprofit that aims to provide access to education for millions of young people struggling to overcome poverty around the world. All Vittana loans are administered by local MFIs which are vetted and approved by Vittana staff. For a list of Vittana's MFI partners, please click here.
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.