Guiscela dreams of becoming a systems engineer and is currently attending the Universidad Autonoma Tomas Frias, working towards her degree. She expects to graduate in February 2014, but without a loan is unsure how she will be able to continue affording her education. She shares that her alternative would be to take time off from school to work and save money until she could return. Guiscela shares that it is important to her to graduate on time, so she can enter into the job market as soon as possible.
Guiscela plans on using the loan to cover the cost of her graduation fees. Often, there are fees for earning your title in systems engineering before graduating.
In addition to her responsibilities at school, Guiscela currently works 40 hours a week as a graphic designer and earns $17 a day. With a degree in systems engineering, she expects to earn $25 a day. With one older sibling attending college already, Guiscela is unsure how she will be able to finance 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
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