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This is Alejandra whose dream from a young age is to be an artist. Despite not having the means to do so, she wants to make her dream a reality. She has had to live with her family in different towns and in a very humble manner, as in the past they didn't have the funds to pay the rent. Even so, they survived and now they live better. Alejandra never changed her mind about becoming a great artist and overcoming any difficulty whatsoever. For her, life is a difficult undertaking that she is ready to take on with the force born from her spirit and the desire to be an example for her younger siblings who are setting out in this life and want to achieve their greatest desires.

Thanks to the support that she has received from Kiva, she has managed to finish her second semester in which she learnt techniques and improved in her manner of drawing. She was also able to obtain the paint and paper that are needed for this course, adding a concept of advertising to her skills which has also helped with the vocabulary and development of ideas that, in the future, will help her obtain better work opportunities. Similarly, she has also managed to keep up-to-date and therein continue gaining knowledge from the professors and fellow classmates, today, she is developing on both a professional and a personal level and she is grateful for the contributions. Likewise, she hopes to finish her studies with good grades and realize her dream of becoming an artist. She is on the right track and dreams of continuing to acquire new methods and skills.

When her greatest worry about continuing her studies was not having enough money to obtain the course materials, it was thanks to Kiva that she felt the weight lifted off her so that she could concentrate on being the best academically speaking and it is a real joy to know that there are organizations which help make the dreams of those people who would have difficulty in continuing to study alone a reality.

Many thanks for your attention and collaboration.
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Ella es Alejandra, desde pequeña el sueño es ser artista, a pesar de no tener los medios necesarios quiere cumplir con el sueño, ella ha tenido que vivir junto con la familia en diferentes pueblos y muy humildemente, ya que en tiempo pasado no tenían los medios para pagar un arriendo, aun así sobrevivieron y ahora viven mejor, ella nunca cambio la mentalidad de ser una gran artista superando cualquier dificultad, la vida para ella es una difícil tarea que esta dispuesta a asumir con la fuerza que nace del alma y con las ganas de ser ejemplo para los hermanos menores que emprenden esta vida y cumplen con los más grandes anhelos.
Gracias al apoyo que ha recibido por parte de Kiva, ha logrado terminar el segundo semestre en el cual aprendió técnicas y evoluciono la manera de dibujar, ha logrado también obtener las pinturas y papeles que se requieren en esta carrera, aportando a los dotes un concepto de publicidad el cual ha mejorado también con el vocabulario y el desarrollo de ideas, el cual a futuro le ayudara a obtener mejores oportunidades de manera laboral, de igual manera también ha logrado mantenerse al día y así lograr seguir adquiriendo los conocimientos de los profesores y compañeros, hoy se va formando tanto profesional como humanamente, y agradece la colaboración al igual que espera terminar los estudios con méritos y cumplir el sueño de ser una artista. Va por buen camino y con anhelos de seguir adquiriendo nuevos métodos y conocimiento.
Cuando la gran preocupación de continuar en los estudios estaba en no obtener la economía suficiente para obtener lo de los materiales, gracias a KIVA siente el alivio de preocuparse por ser la mejor académica mente y la mayor alegría es saber que existen entidades las cuales ayudan a cumplir los sueños de las personas que difícilmente pueden seguir con los estudios solos.
Gracias por la atención y colaboración dirigida.

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More information about this loan

This loan will help a CampoAlto student pay a semester's tuition. With seven branches throughout Bogota, Colombia, CampoAlto tailors educational programs for socially marginalized students. Each of these courses lasts three semesters on average and includes specialized training and internship placement to help students secure jobs after graduation.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

About CampoAlto

CampoAlto is a for-profit education institute that offers a variety of classes to students from socially or economically marginalized groups, including women, ethnic minorities, displaced populations, disabled individuals, and those living below the poverty line. Kiva funding is being used to pay tuition for students who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend classes.

Because CampoAlto’s core business is not purely microfinance, there is some level of additional risk for lenders. For this reason, Kiva has not assigned the institute a risk rating.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 383
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,201,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,952.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Alejandra to pay for a semester of schooling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 5, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014