Total loan: $6,700

Jose Armando

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Mexico, D.F., CDMX, Mexico / Education

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A loan helped to pay for his programming education to secure a career path in Mexico as a returned migrant from the US.

Jose Armando's story

Armando is a 27-year-old man, born in the city of Puebla, Mexico. He and his family moved to the city of Anaheim, California, when he was 14. As many young immigrants in the U.S., Armando found a strain in order to pursue higher education and achieve a career. He returned to Mexico in 2012, because in the U.S. it was really hard for him to get financial aid to continue studying due to his immigration status.

In Mexico, Armando had a lot of trouble validating his studies from the U.S. Therefore, he had to enroll in a private university, which eventually demanded proof of his education. Thus, Armando had to drop out of school and decided to take photography workshops that did not require school certificates.

Six months ago, Armando joined Hola, a programming boot-camp and social enterprise aimed at refugees, deported, and returned migrants from the U.S. The main goal is to teach computer coding skills, and to aid students in securing a job in the Mexican tech sector. This means a greatly improved career prospect, rather than the poorly paid options otherwise available for people in Armando’s situation.

Now, Armando requested a loan to pay for his Hola tuition fees. This will be used to invest in a new student, because Armando is keen on helping future generations coming back from the U.S.
Hola’s education greatly improved Armando's future possibilities by increasing his monthly income x 3.