Brian dreams of becoming a mechanic. Brian is currently attending the Instituto Ceta, working towards his degree in mechanics. He plans to graduate in December 2014, but without a loan from Vittana, he fears that he will need to defer his graduation. With this loan, Brian plans to purchase his textbooks. As an added expense, textbooks are often not bought to save money. With them, Brian hopes to be able to better understand his subjects. Brian currently works 30 hours a week. One of his biggest challenges has been making time to work and go to school. With one older sibling, Brian is unsure how he will be able to complete his education on his 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.