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Benita Betzabe
To achieve her goal of becoming a physical therapist, Benita has enrolled in a kinesiology program at The UNICEN. She plans on graduating in February, 2014 but without a loan from Vittana she fears that she will need to defer her graduation. With this loan, Benita plans on using the funds to pay her graduation fee. This fee is often more expensive than the semester's tuition and is a frequent impediment for graduating students in La Paz.

One of Benita's biggest challenges has been making time to work and go to school. Currently Benita is an assistant in a physical therapy clinic and earns $17 a day. With a degree she expects to earn $49 a day. Benita's parents were never able to complete their primary education and so for her family finances have always been tight. With two older siblings, Benita is unsure how she will be able to afford her tuition fees on her own without the assistance of a Vittana Loan.

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This loan is admnistered by Vittana's partner Banco Fie

About Vittana

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.


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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Benita Betzabe to pay for graduation fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 29, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014