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Total loan: $3,275
San Pedro de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís Province, Dominican Republic / Education
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A loan helped to pay education expenses for medical school.
Yohanmi is a young medical student. She is requesting a loan to pay her education expenses. This is her story: “Hello, my name is Yohanmi, and I am 23 years old. I live in El Seibo [a province in the east of the Dominican Republic] with my mother. She does not work full-time, but she does some cleaning work in houses. She has always helped me with the income she receives. I have three brothers, but they do not live with me. I am studying medicine in the UCE [a university in the Dominican Republic]. I chose this career because I have wanted to be a doctor since I was very young. It is my dream to become a great professional and someone who can do something for my country. I would like to be able to help people in need that do not have the resources required to receive good medical care. I am requesting this loan because, although my father does not live with me, he helps me with the little income he has, but he has to support four children. He has always helped me, but he does not have enough to support all of us. My goal is to be a great doctor, and to be able to support my family and to show them that if they have aspirations and a desire to improve themselves, they can do it. It is very important for me to finish my studies, because I am the only hope for my mother, and I would like to be able to improve her quality of life, because she so truly deserves it.”