Total loan: $5,400

Raquel Esther

San Pedro de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís Province, Dominican Republic / Education

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Raquel Esther's story

Raquel is a young woman who wants to study law. She is requesting a loan in order to cover her expenses. This is her story:

“My name is Raquel and I’m from San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic. I am 20 years old and live with my parents, a sister, and two nephews. My father works as a motorcycle taxi driver and my mother is a homemaker.

I want to study law at “Universidad del Caribe” (University of the Caribbean) in Santo Domingo. I completed my secondary studies at the Gastón Fernando Deligne Politechnical Institute with a specialization in business. I had the pleasure of discovering subjects related to the law, such as traffic law, labor law, the constitution, and other topics. Seeing how all of these subjects are interrelated was what attracted me to this degree program.

To understand the beauty of the subject – the order, the regulations, the justice system, and the laws – the University of the Caribbean is one of the best law schools in the country. For me, it would be a real honor to pursue this educational opportunity being offered by FUNDAPEC and Kiva.

I come from a humble family, so my parents don’t have the necessary income to afford my degree program. I work as a medical assistant and earn a small monthly salary of $5000. Along with the help of my parents, I am able to afford the cost of travel, food, and books. I am requesting a Kiva loan in order to pay my tuition. Unless I receive a scholarship or a loan, I won’t be able to study.

If I get approved for this loan, I will study hard so that I can graduate on time and secure a good job. I would like to work for the Supreme Court in Santo Domingo. It is shocking to see the injustice that exists in our society, so I want to work for the public welfare and demonstrate that I can be a fair, honest, and principled lawyer.”