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Total loan: $825
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Geovana

Bolivia
Chuquisaca, Bolivia / Higher education costs

A loan of $825 helped to pay for her school fees, books and school supplies so that she can graduate.


Geovana's story

Geovana dreams of becoming an engineer. Growing up with a mother who is a college professor, higher education has always been important to Geovana. Without her father to help contribute to the family’s income Geovana and her mother have been struggling to afford all the costs of university and their home expenses. Soon Geovana’s younger brother will be of college age and she hopes he will be able to receive and education as well without delay. In addition to school Geovana works 30 hours a week as a store manager but her income is not enough. Because of the national funding systems in Bolivia, frequently students in technical programs need to pay for the resources they use as part of the curriculum. As an engineering student, this often means extra fees for materials and machine rentals. Right now Geovana can afford her tuition but is struggling to afford her extra fees and the cost of books and school supplies. With her loan, Geovana plans on purchasing her textbooks and looks forward to being able to save more of her income for her future and her family. Currently she makes around $5 a day, but with training in engineering, she expects to make $14 a day, with this income she expects to be able to make a big impact on her family’s finances and be able to comfortably repay her loan. Engineering is her calling and with this education Geovana plans on helping her society.



Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: November 27, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: November 27, 2012