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Leitner Brigitte

Colombia
Bogotà, Colombia / Higher education costs

A loan of $375 helped spend a semester studying as a legal aide at Campo Alto.


Leitner Brigitte's story

Brigitte is 26 and the happy head of her household with 2 beautiful daughters. The eldest is nine years old and in 4th grade and makes Brigitte very proud. The younger daughter is three years old and is already in school at a community mother's kindergarten, where Brigitte pays a monthly tuition.

It is very important to Brigitte to get ahead so as to support herself and her daughters which has required sacrifice and strength. For that reason she wants to continue her education as it is the only way to offer a better quality of life for her daughters.

Brigitte liked accounting until she started to work with some criminal lawyers and was paid minimum wage. As the head of household she need to pay her monthly obligations such as rent, services, food and kindergarten for her younger daughter. Once she was given the opportunity to work in law she became interested in the field. Her boss saw that she had various skills and let her handle all the administrative tasks, but also the criminal cases of personal injury or culpable homicide and hearings among other tasks.

From this experience she has developed a passion for the field but since she can't sustain a professional career she sought institutions that has legal programs until she found Campo Alto and essentially found what she was looking for. With all of these obligations it would be very significant for her to get a loan so that she could train and in two years graduate and be a source of pride for herself and for her daughters to see and follow her example.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alexandra Harbert



Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: August 5, 2013

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: August 5, 2013