Marcela dreams of becoming a psychologist, but without a degree, she knows it may never be possible. To achieve her goal, Marcela has enrolled in the Universidad Domingo Savio.
She expects to graduate in November 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. Marcela shares that it is important to her to graduate on time so she can enter into the job market as soon as possible.
Marcela plans on using the loan to cover the cost of her graduation fees. Often, there are fees for earning your title in psychology before graduating.
With one younger brother, Marcela hopes to be a role model by being the first in her family to graduate from university. Marcela currently works as an administrator in a small office to help afford her school and living expenses.
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This loan is admnistered by Vittana's partner Banco Fie
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