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John Sebastian
This student is John Sebastián and is enrolled in the car mechanic program. He decided to study within this program because he had always been interested in cars. Although he does not have his own vehicle, he chose to study in order to learn more about them and be able to receive greater income with which he can improve his standard of living. He also decided to study this because of his parents who also like this career track and decided to support him as best as they could.

John has every interest in beginning and completing this program as best as he can, getting the best grades possible in order to have a solid knowledge base and in this way support those who require his support. John wishes to make his parents happy to know that he was an excellent student and that their efforts to support him were not in vain.

John's short term plans are to enter a large and well known business to be able to have his own house. In this way his will return to his parents everything that they have done for him. John is very motivated to begin his advanced education and ever more motivated to know that he is completely content with the program. He is conscious that it is not easy but it is also not impossible because his desire to get ahead is greater than the obstacles that he might face to reach the top of his class. He believes that by setting greater goals, tomorrow his work will be greater for the hurdles that life throws at him.

John hopes to achieve his personal goals with a good job and greater income quickly and fairly. His parents are his greatest influence on him because although neither knows anything about mechanics, they are both very committed to their jobs and have taught him great values including respect, responsbility and passion for what he chooses to do in life. With these role models, John is committed to following their example and dedication to his future work.
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El es John Sebastián, se inscribió para Mecánica Automotriz. Decidió estudiar este programa porque a él siempre le ha llamado la atención todo lo que tenga que ver con carros, aunque no tiene vehículo decidió estudiar para conocer más de ellos y aparte poder obtener mayores ingresos económicos, con los cuales puede ayudar a mejorar su calidad de vida, también decidió estudiar esto por sus padres a los cuales les gusta la carrera y deciden apoyarlo de la mejor manera posible.
John tiene todo el interés de iniciar y finalizar este programa de la mejor manera posible, respondiendo con las mejores notas para obtener un excelente conocimiento y de esa manera aportar sus conocimientos a personas que quizás lleguen a necesitar de él.
John desea darles la alegría a sus padres de saber que fue un excelente estudiante y que sus esfuerzos por colaborarle no fueron en vano.
El proyecto a corto plazo que tiene John es ingresar a una empresa grande y de nombre para poder conseguir una casa propia, y de esta manera devolverles a sus padres todo lo que ellos han hecho por él.
John se siente muy motivado al iniciar sus estudios superiores, y aun más motivado al saber que es un programa de su total agrado, el es consciente que no es fácil pero tampoco es imposible, porque sus deseos de superación son más grandes que los obstáculos que quizás se le presenten en el camino para llegar a ser el mejor de la clase, porque piensa que al ponerse metas grande mañana sus labores asignadas serán superadas por los tropiezos que la vida le ponga.
John desea conseguir sus metas personales con un buen empleo y un mejor ingreso económico de una manera más rápida y transparente. Sus padres son una gran influencia porque aunque ninguno tiene conocimiento sobre mecánica ellos son muy comprometidos a sus trabajos y le han enseñado valores tan grandes como el respeto, la responsabilidad y la pasión por lo que uno debe desempeñar el trabajo asignado.
John con estos ejemplos se siente comprometido a seguir su ejemplo y dedicación a un trabajo futuro.

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This loan will help a CampoAlto student pay a semester's tuition. With seven branches throughout Bogota, Colombia, CampoAlto tailors educational programs for socially marginalized students. Each of these courses lasts three semesters on average and includes specialized training and internship placement to help students secure jobs after graduation.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

About CampoAlto

CampoAlto is a for-profit education institute that offers a variety of classes to students from socially or economically marginalized groups, including women, ethnic minorities, displaced populations, disabled individuals, and those living below the poverty line. Kiva funding is being used to pay tuition for students who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend classes.

Because CampoAlto’s core business is not purely microfinance, there is some level of additional risk for lenders. For this reason, Kiva has not assigned the institute a risk rating.


About Colombia

  • $11,100
    Average annual income
  • 276
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,895,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,892.0
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped John Sebastian to study within the mechanics program at CampoAlto.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014