Yhoanna dreams of becoming a professional. Yhoanna is currently attending the Universidad San Francisco Xavier working towards a degree in agronomy. She expects to graduate in March 2014 but, without a loan, is unsure how she will be able to continue affording her education. She says that her alternative would be to take time off from school to work and save money until she could return. Yhoanna shares that it is important to her to graduate on time, so she can enter the job market as soon as possible.
Yhoanna plans on using this loan to cover the cost of her graduation fees. Often there are fees for earning your title in agronomy before graduating.
In addition to her responsibilities at school, Yhoanna currently works 30 hours a week and earns $12 a day. With a degree in agronomy, she expects to earn $19 a day. With one older sibling attending college already, Yhoanna is unsure how she would be able to finance her education on her own without the assistance of a Vittana loan.
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This loan is admnistered by Vittana's partner Banco Fie
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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.