Chiharu dreams of becoming a dentist but without a degree, knows it may never be possible. Chiharu is currently attending the Universidad Amazonica De Pando, working towards her degree in dentistry. She plans to graduate in December 2014 but without a loan from Vittana, she fears that she will need to defer her graduation.
With this loan, Chiharu plans to cover the cost of her graduation fees. Often there are fees for earning your title in dentistry before graduating. With a career in dentistry, she expects to earn $15 a day, a substantial increase from before.
Unfortunately, Chiharu's parents never had the opportunity to complete their high school education. Without the opportunity for a higher degree, her parents never had the chance to move up. Growing up, finances have always been tight. With three younger brothers and one younger sister, Chiharu hopes to be a role model for her younger siblings by being the first in her family to graduate from a university.
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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.