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Escolastica Massiel
Escolástica is a young medical student who is asking for a loan in order to be able to finish her studies. This is her story: Hello my name is Massiel. I am 24 years old. I currently live in Altos de Rafey with a family member, since I am not from this city. Sometimes I find myself forced to move constantly because I am not from Santiago and I do not have immediate family members here. I was born and raised in the town of Altamira, Puerto Plata. I grew up there with my parents and went to primary school in a small little school, which was a little far away from me and I had to walk, but I went very happily because I have always liked to study.

My father is a farmer. He loves to work the land. This is his passion and our means of support, while my mother takes care of the home and the family.

I am pursuing my studies in medicine at the Santiago University of Technology (UTESA).

When I was young, I liked to take care of the animals, and when it rained, I would go take care of them and cover them from the rain and there one day lying in my bed I asked myself how I could help others and I remembered those white lab coats I saw when I went to the rural hospital. Those people who were at the service of the people, helping, and in that bed I said to myself I am going to be a doctor.

I like the career of medicine for the following reasons:

Because I love the study of life and the way I can help people to prevent, to maintain and restore their health, because I want to help people who suffer, who are in pain and who find themselves desperate for a helping hand, because helping people gives me immense satisfaction and I think that God sends each person to earth with a mission and gives a skill and a virtue to each one and I have found mine.

Day by day I want to improve it because I feel that with my effort, my devotion, and my dedication I can do a lot and that God will use me as an instrument to reach those who are fighting to live and to combat a disease and that they have a future ahead of them.

I need the help of this loan because I come from a family with few resources, so it is difficult for them to pay for my studies, and with this loan I would do better, because I would be able to take a greater number of subjects and there would not be any limitations. Without receiving this loan, I would continue fighting for my dream; I know that it would take me more time, but I refuse to give up. This loan would affect my life in a positive way, because it would bring me to the place I want to be, my goal, my dream, and I would do it in a faster, continuous, and secure way.

My academic goals are: to do well academically, to learn for my life and my profession and not for the moment. Once I finish at the University my vision is to be a specialist and a brilliant physician who does her work well and cares about her patients.

Regarding my family and personal life:

I want to help my family so that they can enjoy the best quality of life. I believe in family and love, so I would like to have my own family and be an example to follow in it, to let the town know that someone ordinary like me can with courage and passion achieve what nobody was able to imagine – that I would be a doctor.

When I finish my studies:

I want to specialize in general surgery, have my office to work in, pay my debts, improve my quality of life and help all the people who need me. I want to do medical clinics so that people with few resources can come in and have office visits and medicines.
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Escolástica es una joven estudiante de medicina quien solicita un préstamo para poder concluir sus estudios, esta es u historia: Hola mi nombre es Massiel, tengo 24 años, actualmente vivo en Altos de Rafey con un familiar, como no soy de esta ciudad, a veces me veo forzada a cambiar de hogar constantemente pues no soy de Santiago y no tengo familiares directos aquí, nací y me crie en un campo de Altamira, Puerto plata, allí me crie con mis padres y curse mis estudios primarios en una pequeña escuelita, la cual me quedaba un poco distanciada y tenía que ir a pie, pero yo iba muy feliz porque siempre me ha gustado estudiar.

Mi papa es agricultor, ama trabajar la tierra, esa es su pasión y nuestro medio de sostén, mientras que mi mama se dedica a cuidar el hogar y la familia.

Estoy cursando mis estudios de la carrera de medicina en la Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago (UTESA)
Cuando era pequeña me gustaba cuidar los animalitos y cuando llovía yo andaba cuidándolos y tapándolos de la lluvia y allí un día acostada en mi cama me pregunte como podía ayudar a los demás y me acordaba de aquellas batas blancas que veía cuando iba al hospital del campo, esas personas que estaban al servicio de la gente, ayudando y en esa cama me dije a mi misma voy hacer Doctora.
Me gusta la carrera de medicina por las siguientes razones:

Porque amo el estudio de la vida y la forma en que puedo ayudar a las personas a prevenir, mantener y restaurar su salud, porque quiero ayudar a las personas que sufren, que padecen dolor y que se encuentran desesperados por una mano que les alivie, porque ayudar a las personas me da una satisfacción inmensa y pues pienso que a cada persona Dios le envía a la tierra con una misión y le da una destreza y una virtud a cada uno y he encontrado la mía.

Día a día quiero mejorarla porque siento que con mi esfuerzo, mi entrega y mi dedicación puedo hacer mucho y que Dios me utilizara como instrumento para llegar hasta aquellos que luchan por vivir, por combatir una enfermedad y que tienen un futuro por delante.

Necesito ayuda de este préstamo porque provengo de una familia de bajos recursos, por lo que se les hace difícil costear mis estudios y con dicho préstamo tendría un mejor rendimiento, ya que podría llevar mayor cantidad de materias y no habría limitaciones; de no recibir el préstamo continuaría luchando por mi sueño, sé que me llevaría más tiempo, pero rehusó a rendirme. Este préstamo afectaría mi vida de manera positiva, porque me llevaría al lugar donde quiero estar, mi meta, mi sueño y lo haría de una forma más rápida, constante y segura.

Mis metas académicas son: tener buen rendimiento académico, aprender para mi vida y mi profesión y no para el momento, unas vez terminada la Universidad mi visión es ser especialista y ser un medico brillante que hace bien su trabajo y se preocupa por sus pacientes.
En cuanto a lo familiar y lo personal:

Quiero ayudar a mi familia para que puedan disfrutar de mejor calidad de vida y creo en la familia y en el amor, por lo que me gustaría tener mi propia familia y ser un ejemplo a seguir en ella, darle a conocer al campo que alguien corriente como yo con coraje y pasión puede lograr lo que nadie pudo imaginarse que yo sería una doctora.

Cuando termine la carrera:
Quiero especializarme en cirugía general, tener mi consultorio para trabajar, saldar mis deudas, mejorar mi calidad de vida y ayudar a todas las personas que me necesiten.
Hacer operativos médicos para que las personas de bajos recursos se puedan atender y tener consultas y medicinas.

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The education loans administered by FUNDAPEC can have loan terms of up to 12 years, which includes a grace period of up to 5 years. The grace period includes the time during which the student is enrolled at university. During the grace period, the borrower is not required to make any repayments, and the lenders will not receive any repayments. Please make sure loan terms and repayment schedules suit you before lending.

About FUNDAPEC

FUNDAPEC is a student lending organization headquartered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Its vision is to broaden access to education for all Dominicans, and offers financing to everyone from high school students to graduate students to afford tuition and educational supplies like laptops. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help students pay for their educations. These loans are post-disbursed, and will not be provided to students until they are fully funded by Kiva lenders.

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  • $7,611
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  • $7,840,950
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $4,500 helped Escolastica Massiel to cover the registration fees for her medical studies and books.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
81 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Disbursed:
Sep 25, 2013
Listed
Sep 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible