Jilmar is 18 years old and was born in Pasorapa, a town eight hours from the city of Cochabamba. He has 12 siblings and is the youngest son. His parents didn't go to school and only the four youngest sons were able to go to the city to access education. His father passed away five years ago and his mother is a housewife.
Jilmar now lives with two of his siblings and a nephew. Three months ago he started to study cooking in the afternoons and in the mornings works as a kitchen helper.
He is requesting an education loan so that he can finance his chef training course. This is due to the fact that the income he earns is minimal, and in addition he must help with the household finances. His dream is to be the chef of his own restaurant specializing in Bolivian food.
Jilmar, tiene 18 años, nació en Pasorapa, pueblo que se encuentra a ocho horas de la ciudad de Cochabamba. Tiene doce hermanos, él es el último hijo. Sus papás no fueron a la escuela y sólo los últimos cuatro hijos pudieron ir a la ciudad para acceder a educación. Su padre falleció hace 5 años y su madre es ama de casa.
Jilmar, ahora vive con dos de sus hermanos y un sobrino. Hace tres meses comenzó a estudiar gastronomía en las tardes y en las mañanas trabaja como ayudante de cocina.
Él solicita un préstamo educativo, para poder financiar sus estudios de gastronomía, debido a que el ingreso que percibe es mínimo y además debe apoyar en la economía de su hogar.
Su sueño ser Chef de su propio restaurante de comida boliviana.
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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.