A loan of $775 helped to pay the expense of applying for his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology.

Omar's story

Omar is 22 and was born in Cali, Colombia. At present he is studying psychology at the Universidad Pública del Valle (Valley State University) through the hard work of his parents, who are giving him a quality education in one of the best universities in the country.

Omar has a dream of pursuing a Master's degree in clinical psychology in the UK, and the support of Kiva is the only way to pay the registration fee, language test preparation, and the translations required for his application.

Here's his story:

"The life of academic and research training of my discipline has occupied an important place in my life, and I consider it of vital importance to further strengthen this aspect in my journey toward making a contribution to human development in the context that surrounds me. This requires undertaking a training process which I began to yearn for upon receiving my professional degree in psychology.

"I have a great dream and plan for my life, and this requires beginning a Master's in the field of clinical psychology in countries where the discipline has already developed broadly, and this will allow me to bring back vital elements to help strengthen the discipline in my own country.

"I know it's not an easy road, but I am willing to undertake it with all the personal resources I possess. Without a doubt, there are types of resources which at this point in my life I do not yet have, since in order to meet my goals, it will be necessary to begin my Master's degree in the next year, and this requires me to start preparing for my certification in a second language, establish the process for admission, and subsequently manage the creation or acquisition of documents to be sent to the universities to which I'm going to apply.

"Fundamental to this measure, I am counting on the support of Kiva as a bridge between my dreams and goals and myself."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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