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Gabriela is a young artisan who lives with her parents. She does not have children but she hopes to have them in the future. Her father finished high school and studied to be an electrician but her mother was only able to finish high school and does not work. They are her main drive in achieving her goals.

They live in Valle Hermoso a neighborhood that is quite far from the center of Cochabamba. It is very humble and lacks many basic services.

She has had artisan jobs since she was very young and thanks to the work she is able to take care of herself and help with the household expenses. Her other job is that of an aide in a legal office where she makes a small salary since she does not have a law degree.

Gabriela left law school, but she was unable to complete her studies due to lack of time because she had to work at the store (as shown in the photo). She opened the store in the center of the city, after much effort and saving up, in order to help her family financially. Now, she is requesting a student loan to be able to finish her degree in Political Science and Law which will allow her to achieve her dream of helping women and children who are mistreated or are victims of violence. To do this she wants to work in family law.
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Gabriela es una joven artesana que vive con sus padres. Ella aún no tiene hijos pero espera tenerlos en el futuro. Su padre terminó el colegio y es técnico electricista pero su mamá solo pudo terminar el colegio, ellos son el principal motor para lograr sus metas.

Viven en Valle Hermoso en Cochabamba, una zona alejada del centro, muy humilde y con varias carencias en servicios básicos.

Desde muy joven efectuaba trabajos de artesanía, y es gracias a sus trabajos que se mantiene y ayuda en los gastos de su hogar. Su otro trabajo es como ayudante de una oficina legal donde gana un salario mínimo por no contar con el título de abogada.

Gabriela egresó de la carrera de Derecho, pero no pudo concluir sus estudios por falta de tiempo, ya que tenía que trabajar en la tienda (como se ve en la foto) que con mucho esfuerzo y ahorro instaló en el centro de la ciudad para apoyar económicamente a su familia. Ahora busca un préstamo estudiantil para poder concluir su titulación en Licenciatura en Ciencias Jurídicas y Políticas, así alcanzar su sueño de ayudar a mujeres y niños maltratados o que sufren violencia, para esto desea trabajar en el juzgado de familia.

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This loan is part of EDUCA-PRO's effort to help Bolivian students afford to enroll in technical, undergraduate and post-graduate programs. The goal is to bridge the gap between Bolivia's education system and job market by equipping more bright young people with the degrees they need to secure good jobs. This loan is designed specifically for students with a low interest rate and a longer repayment period.

About your loan through Kiva Field Partner FUNDA-PRO

Kiva field partner FUNDA-PRO is a nonprofit organization considered to be one of Bolivia’s leading financial institutions focused on developing Bolivia’s rural business sector. Among the many programs that FUNDA-PRO manages, one of the most prominent is EDUCA-PRO.

Like Kiva, EDUCA-PRO is committed to creating opportunity for talented young people through innovative financial products and services. These products will enable the youth population in Bolivia to have access to better education and higher paying jobs to improve their families’ quality of life. Though its partnership with Kiva, EDUCA-PRO will be able to expand its outreach in remote and rural areas, supporting students in their pursuit of degrees and jobs to help their families.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,650 helped Gabriela to pay for graduation expenses for her degree in Political Science and Law.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2015