Elena has always dreamt of becoming an engineer. Elena is currently attending the Universidad San Fransisco Xavier, working towards her degree in petroleum engineering. She plans on graduating in July, 2014 but without a loan from Vittana she fears that she will need to defer her graduation. With a loan, Elena plans on purchasing her much needed textbooks and school supplies. With the proper books, Elena feels she will be able to study more effectively and earn better grades. In addition to her responsibilities at school, Elena currently works 30 hours a week. With two older siblings attending college already, Elena is unsure how she will be able to continue 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
Vittana is a nonprofit that aims to provide access to education for millions of young people struggling to overcome poverty around the world. All Vittana loans are administered by local MFIs which are vetted and approved by Vittana staff. For a list of Vittana's MFI partners, please click here.
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.