Andrea has always dreamt of becoming a professional. She is currently attending the Universidad Autónoma Juan Misael Saracho, working towards her degree in business. She plans on graduating in December 2013, but without a loan from Vittana, she fears that she will need to defer her graduation.
Andrea plans on spending the loan towards purchasing her textbooks. As an added expense, textbooks are often not bought to save money. With them, Andrea hopes to be able to better understand her subjects.
With one younger brother, Andrea hopes to be a role model for her younger sibling by being the first in her family to graduate from university. Andrea currently works 25 hours a week as a photo editor to help afford her school and living expenses.
This loan is administered by Vittana's partner, Banco Fie.
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This loan is admnistered by Vittana's partner Banco Fie
Vittana is a nonprofit that aims to provide access to education for millions of young people struggling to overcome poverty around the world. All Vittana loans are administered by local MFIs which are vetted and approved by Vittana staff. For a list of Vittana's MFI partners, please click here.
Vittana loans provide students with degrees and certificates that lead to higher paying jobs and sustainable livelihoods. Capital to fund Vittana loans comes from its crowdfunding website, investment funds and strategic partnerships. Today, more than 6,000 students in 12 countries have received a Vittana loan and are repaying at a rate of 99.8%. With the help of the Kiva community, Vittana is expanding its work and graduating a generation beyond poverty.