Total loan: $5,075

Billy Joel

Lima, Lima, Peru / Education

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A loan helped to pay for a technical degree in electrical engineering, so that he can become a qualified professional and successfully perform in the workplace.

Billy Joel's story

Billy is a student from Pucallpa, a city located in the Peruvian rainforest. He migrated along with his family to Lima in search of a better future. His mother is a housewife and his father works as a longshoreman. He is the only wage earner of the family. Billy is currently studying electronic engineering at SENATI technical institute, and is in the first cycle of the career. For him is very important to have Kiva’s support, since without it he wouldn’t be able to continue with his studies, due to his lack of economic resources. Billy is doing his technical degree with SENATI, one of Peru's premier technical degree programs. 95% of SENATI students find employment within their technical degree within 3 months of graduation. For this reason, and because of a promising labor market, Billy feels this is a good investment in his future. Billy finds his career very interesting since it is very innovative and will allow him to generate more incomes to support his family. Billy thinks Kiva is making and admirable job supporting students that wish to finish their studies but don’t have the resources to do so, since without this help they would have to desist on their dream of becoming professionals.