A loan of $450 helped to pay for her third semester studying nursing.


Nelly Esmeralda's story

A BIG DREAM OF LOVE AND SERVICE. Once upon a time there was a young woman named Luisa who finished high school in Bogotá. She longed to study medicine, because in high school she had belonged to a Red Cross group and volunteered in the infirmary at school, taking care of the children when they needed her. Luisa's heart therefore harbored a marvelous dream to serve others through nursing, and she dreamed of being able to work to help the elderly and children as a nurse. She would like to be an angel in white, and her nurse's uniform represents love and service to others. Luisa has made a great effort to offer her two little children a better life despite her difficult economic circumstances and the tough challenges she has had to face as a single mother. Luisa would like to finish her nursing program, which she believes offers her a chance to fulfill her dreams, helping many and serving the community. Luisa has not set aside her dream of becoming a nurse, so she is currently doing everything possible thanks to GOD to work hard and save enough to be able to go to nursing school. Luisa hopes to receive economic assistance, as her salary is not enough to pay the school fees and support her two little children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg



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