Total loan: $30,100


Bogotà, Bogota, Colombia / Education

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A loan helped To deliver a leadership project with nearly 500 lower-income students in Colombia.

Co-School's story

Co-School has recently signed a big contract with the the Ministry of Ed to work in Choco to develop students’ leadership skills and strengthen communities. Co-School will reach nearly 500 students over 5 months (pictured in the first photo is one of the CoSchool mentors) . Co-School needs Kiva lenders' support to deliver the contract as they don't have the cash upfront and the Ministry of Ed has really long payment cycles. About Co-School : CoSchool's mission is to help young people develop the character and leadership skills they need to reach their potential. Here's a video with one of their students highlighting CoSchool's benefits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N38hKxFF6Ts&feature=youtu.be Impact: Through their leadership, summer school and teacher training programs in 2014, they have impacted the lives of 390 students, including 67% from low-income families, as well as 100 teachers. Background Information: Colombia is coming out of 50 years of civil war, mistrust and fear, but the education system is not teaching young people the character skills to help them reach their potential. What’s more, the country finished bottom of 65 countries in a recent study (PISA 2012) in problem-solving and perseverance – exactly the skills young people need to become the changemakers of the future. Risk: The main repayment risk is the Ministry of Education being late on payments to CoSchool and therefore CoSchool being late to pay Kiva lenders.