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Diana Rocio
Diana Duarte is a first semester student at Campoalto. She is the mother of two children aged 17 and 4 years old. The oldest has graduated from high school but can't enter university for financial reasons. So he's at home right now. The youngest is in kindergarten. Diana is responsible economically for both of them and works in family's homes or takes care of seniors. But her employment is sporadic. They live in a rented apartment without much luxury. Diana's income barely covers the household expenses so they must limit themselves in many aspects and go without in others. At this time her best prospect to get ahead and offer her family a better quality of life is through the education of both herself and her children.

Besides her children Diana must also help her mother who is 56 years old. She is also a nursing aide but because of her age, social prejudices and the requirements of some institutions, she has not found any work. Fortunately she takes care of the two children while Diana is working or studying.

Diana is an example of getting ahead and effort. She has carried on alone in the face of great adversity. Three years ago she separated from her husband for motive of mistreatment. She has not been in communication with the father of her children, not even to claim the economic recompense due to her by law. He does not work and she doesn't want to put her family through this type of experience. So she decided to continue alone.

Given this whole situation she considers the help offered her for her program at Campoalto, a respite from a difficult economic situation. She can help her son with his expenses at University which begins in June. Campoalto has given her the opportunity to study and at this time her marks are outstanding. She hopes to continue like this during her whole course and graduate with honors.
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Diana Duarte es estudiante de Campoalto del primer semestre, es madre cabeza de hogar de dos hijos, uno de 17 años y otro de 4 años, el mayor ya se graduó del bachillerato pero por motivos económicos no pudo entrar a la universidad por lo cual en este momento se encuentra en la casa, el menor ya está en el jardín. Diana debe responder económicamente por ambos y trabaja por días en casas de familia o cuidando adultos mayores, pero son empleos muy esporádicos; ella y sus dos hijos viven en un apartamento arrendado, sin muchos lujos porque con los ingresos de Diana apenas tienen para cumplir con los gastos de la casa y se deben limitar de muchas cosas y sacrificar otras. En este momento su mayor expectativa es salir adelante y brindarles una mayor calidad de vida a sus hijos y a ella misma por medio de la educación y la profesionalización.

Además de sus hijas Diana debe ayudarle a su madre que tiene 56 años y también es auxiliar de enfermería del SENA pero por la edad, los prejuicios sociales y los protocolos de algunas instituciones ya no la reciben en ningún trabajo, afortunadamente ella está a cargo de los dos niños mientras Diana sale a trabajar y a estudiar.

Diana es un ejemplo de superación y de esfuerzo, ella ha salido sola, en medio de las adversidades, hace tres años se separó por maltrato intrafamiliar por lo cual no volvió a comunicarse con el padre de sus hijos ni siquiera para la parte económica que por ley le correspondería, él no trabaja y ella no quiere exponer a su familia a ese tipo de experiencias por lo cual decidió seguir sola. Por toda esta situación considera que una ayuda para su programa en Campoalto le brindaría un respiro a su apretada situación económica y podría colaborarle a su hijo mayor para los gastos de la Universidad que comienza en el mes de junio.

Campoalto le ha dado a Diana la oportunidad de estudiar y en este momento sus notas son sobresalientes, espera seguir así durante toda la carrera hasta su graduación que espera obtener con honores.

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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

  • $6,070
    Average annual income
  • 308
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $13,782,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,949.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Diana Rocio to continue with her second semester of nursing at Campoalto.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 5, 2013
Listed
Sep 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 31, 2013