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Valentina
Valentina, 24, was born in Armenia, Quindío, located in the west of Colombia, but currently lives in Cali, Cauca Valley. She's the oldest daughter in her family. Her younger brother attends the Universidad del Valle, her mother's a homemaker, and her father's a mechanical engineer. Despite the financial problems they had because only her father was earning money to support the household and often it wasn't enough, Valentina studied at the Universidad del Valle and will receive her degree in social communication in November.

Valentina has planned a goal for herself of continuing her studies at the graduate level once she graduates. That's why she dreams of doing a master's degree in media, culture, and communication at New York University in the United States. To achieve this she needs to ask for Kiva's support, because it's the only way to be able to cover the expenses for language tests and university applications. Once she finishes her master's and returns to Colombia, Valentina wants to plan a cultural venture in her area through projects such as "Revista Visaje," a virtual film magazine. That way she can contribute to cultural growth and create film spaces for low-income people and include groups of conflict victims and offer spaces for training.
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Valentina:
Valentina tiene 24 años y nació en Armenia, Quindío, población ubicada en el occidente de Colombia, pero actualmente se encuentra residiendo en Cali, Valle del Cauca. Es la hija mayor de su familia, su hermano menor es estudiante de la Universidad del Valle, su madre es ama de casa y su padre es Ingeniero Mecánico. A pesar de las dificultades económicas que tuvieron, dado que solamente su padre aportaba dinero para la manutención de la casa y muchas veces no era suficiente; Valentina realizó su carrera profesional en la Universidad del Valle y en noviembre de este año, obtendrá su título en Comunicación Social.
Valentina se ha trazado la meta de seguir con los estudios de posgrado, una vez se gradué. Por esto sueña con realizar una maestría en Media, Culture and Communication en la Universidad de Nueva York en Estados Unidos, y para lograrlo necesita solicitar el apoyo de Kiva, puesto que es la única forma para poder cubrir los gastos de exámenes de idioma y aplicación a las universidades. Una vez realice su maestría y regrese a Colombia, Valentina desea proyectar el emprendimiento cultural en su región, por medio de proyectos como la revista virtual sobre cine “revista visaje” y así contribuir en el crecimiento cultural y crear espacios de cine para las personas de bajos recursos, además de incluir a grupos víctimas del conflicto y proporcionar espacios de formación.

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This loan is part of Colfuturo's "Semillero de Talentos" program, which identifies high-achieving, low-income university students and helps them apply to graduate schools abroad. The program offers loans to pay for language classes, language exams and application fees, transportation to cities for exams and interviews, and visa expenses. By funding this loan, you are helping a student with limited options pursue a graduate degree and increase their future income.

About Colfuturo:

Colfuturo is a non-profit public service institution that helps Colombian college graduates finance post-graduate degrees abroad. The organization provides loans and incentivizes recipients to return to Colombia after receiving their degrees to help the country grow and develop. Kiva loans will help low-income students at state universities afford high application costs, including exam and application fees, travel expenses, visa expenses and language courses. These loans will open new opportunities for students who have long been excluded from higher education.

About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 466
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $15,270,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Valentina to apply for a master's degree in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Disbursed:
Sep 25, 2014
Listed
Aug 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
May 21, 2015