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Leitner Brigitte
Brigitte is 26 and the happy head of her household with 2 beautiful daughters. The eldest is nine years old and in 4th grade and makes Brigitte very proud. The younger daughter is three years old and is already in school at a community mother's kindergarten, where Brigitte pays a monthly tuition.

It is very important to Brigitte to get ahead so as to support herself and her daughters which has required sacrifice and strength. For that reason she wants to continue her education as it is the only way to offer a better quality of life for her daughters.

Brigitte liked accounting until she started to work with some criminal lawyers and was paid minimum wage. As the head of household she need to pay her monthly obligations such as rent, services, food and kindergarten for her younger daughter.
Once she was given the opportunity to work in law she became interested in the field. Her boss saw that she had various skills and let her handle all the administrative tasks, but also the criminal cases of personal injury or culpable homicide and hearings among other tasks.

From this experience she has developed a passion for the field but since she can't sustain a professional career she sought institutions that has legal programs until she found Campo Alto and essentially found what she was looking for. With all of these obligations it would be very significant for her to get a loan so that she could train and in two years graduate and be a source of pride for herself and for her daughters to see and follow her example.
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es Brigitte tiene 26 años felizmente madre cabeza de familia de 2 bellas hijas, la mayor de 9 años y se encuentra en 4 grado y es un orgullo para ella y la menor de 3 años quien ya se encuentra en el jardín donde se debe pagar una pensión mensual ya que es un jardín de madres comunitarias.
Para Brigitte es muy importante salir adelante ya que el sostenimiento de sus hijas y ella misma le implica sacrificio y mucha fortaleza por tal razón quiere capacitarse intelectualmente ya que es la única manera de tener una mejor calidad de vida para brindarles a sus hijas.
A Brigitte le gustaba mucho el área de la contabilidad hasta que comenzó a laborar con unos abogados penalistas donde tiene un salario mínimo y ya que es madre cabeza de familia debe de pagar sus obligaciones mensuales como son arriendo, servicios, alimentación y jardín de la menor hija.
Una vez le dieron la oportunidad de laborar en el área de Derecho empezó a interesarse por esta rama la jefe vio en que tenía varias aptitudes y dejó que ella manejara toda la parte administrativa, pero también los procesos penales donde maneja lesiones personales u Homicidios culposos, audiencias y demás, es de ahí donde nace la pasión por el derecho pero como no puede sostener una carrera profesional busco institutos donde dictaran algo judicial hasta que encontró a Campo Alto en el mismo encontró lo que básicamente esperaba, pero por tener todas estas obligaciones sería muy significativo para ella conseguir un financiamiento con el fin de que se pueda capacitar y en dos años poderse graduar y ser un orgullo más que para ella misma para sus hijas quien ven y siguen su ejemplo.

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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
  • 469
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,266,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,949.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Leitner Brigitte spend a semester studying as a legal aide at Campo Alto.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 5, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014