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Mayra Alejandra
Alejandra is 19 years old. From a young age her dream has been to become an artist, despite the armed conflicts which she has had to live through with her family. Her mentality of being a bigger person overcoming any difficulty has never changed. Life for her is a difficult task that she is ready to tackle with the strength in her soul, wanting to set an example for her younger siblings who are starting out in life.

Thanks to the support she has received from Kiva, she managed to finish her first semester during which she learnt techniques and developed her style of drawing, bringing to her qualities a concept of publicity which in the future will help her to obtain better opportunities in her career. She finished her first semester without any problems, and with the support of Kiva she has reduced the costs of her career, including the costs to her family. Equally, she is keeping up to date in order to continue acquiring knowledge from her professors and classmates.

Today, she is developing herself both professionally and personally, and she is grateful for this collaboration. She hopes to finish her studies with merit and realize her dream of becoming an artist. She is on the right track and yearning to continue. When her concern about continuing her studies was growing, thanks to Kiva she was relieved from not having to worry about being the best academically and her biggest happiness is knowing that there are organizations that help realize people's dreams. Given this opportunity, Alejandra would like to show you a small example of of her artwork.
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Su nombre es Alejandra tiene 19 años. Desde pequeña su sueño es ser artista, a pesar de los conflictos armados en que ella ha tenido que vivir junto con su familia, nunca cambió su mentalidad de ser una gran persona superando cualquier dificultad, la vida para ella es una difícil tarea que esta dispuesta a asumir con la fuerza que nace de su alma y con las ganas de ser ejemplo para sus hermanos menores que emprenden esta vida. Gracias al apoyo que ha recibido por parte de Kiva, ha logrado terminar su primer semestre en el cual aprendió técnicas y evoluciono su manera de dibujar, aportando a sus dotes un concepto de publicidad el cual a futuro le ayudará a obtener mejores oportunidades en el campo laboral. Ya terminó su primer semestre sin ningún problema, con el apoyo de kiva ha reducido los costos en su carrear ya así mismo los gastos a su familia, de igual manera mantenerse al día para seguir adquiriendo los conocimientos de sus profesores y compañeros, hoy en día se va formando tanto profesional como humanamente y agradece su colaboración, espera terminar sus estudios con méritos y cumplir su sueño de ser una artista. Va por buen camino y con anhelos de seguir. Cuando su gran preocupación de continuar en sus estudios estaba latente, gracias a KIVA siente el alivio de preocuparse por ser la mejor académicamente y su mayor alegría es saber que existen entidades que ayudar a cumplir los sueños de las personas. En esta oportunidad Alejandra les quiere mostrar una pequeña parte de lo que ha sido su trabajo en el dibujo.

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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
  • 492
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,254,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,940.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mayra Alejandra to pay for her technical and professional education in graphic and advertisement art.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 31, 2013