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Santo Argenis
Santo Argenis is a young medical student who's requesting a loan to be able to pay for his studies. This is his story:

Hello, my name is Santo Argenis. I'm 18 years old and I live with my father and mother in a modest house in Navarrete, in the municipality of Santiago, with my six siblings.

I'm studying medicine because I love this field; it's my favorite. Besides, I want to help needy people. I study at UTESA-Santiago because it's one of the best universities for studying medicine.

I'm requesting the loan because I wouldn't be able to study without it. My family has limited resources. My father sells vegetables in a vehicle and supports us with this job. My need is great and my desire for self-improvement even greater, so I'm appealing to you.

My goal is to study to be a great doctor. I dream of graduating so I can fulfill my promise to help my family get ahead, because they have hope in me. It would make my parents so proud that, despite their many financial limitations, with the values they've instilled in me and the help of FUNDAPEC-Kiva I'll be a great professional and an example for Dominican society and the world.
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Santo Argenis es un joven estudiante de Medicina, él está solicitando un préstamo para poder pagar sus estudios, esta es su historia:Hola mi nombre es Santo Argenis, tengo 18 años de edad y vivo con mi padre y mi madre en una humilde casa en Navarrete municipio de Santiago, donde vivo con mis 6 hermanos.
Estudio medicina por que me encanta esa carrera es mi favorita y a demás quiero ayudar a personas necesitadas, estudio en la Utesa-Santiago ya que es una de las universidades que mejor ofrece esa carrera de medicina.
Estoy solicitando el préstamo porque de no recibirlo no podría estudiar sin el. Mi familia es de muy pocos recursos; mi padre trabaja vendiendo verduras en un motor y con ese sustento es que nos mantiene, por lo que mi necesidad es enorme, mis deseos de superarme mucho más y por esto recurro a ustedes.
Mi meta es estudiar para poder ser un gran medico y mi sueño es graduarme para así poder cumplir mi promesa de ayudarle a mi familia a echar para adelante, porque ellos tienen una esperanza en mí. Seria de gran orgullo para mis padres que con tantas limitaciones económicas, pero con los valores que me han dado y la ayuda de Fundapec-Kiva yo sea gran profesional y ejemplo para la sociedad Dominicana y del mundo.

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The education loans administered by FUNDAPEC can have loan terms of up to 12 years, which includes a grace period of up to 5 years. The grace period includes the time during which the student is enrolled at university. During the grace period, the borrower is not required to make any repayments, and the lenders will not receive any repayments. Please make sure loan terms and repayment schedules suit you before lending.


FUNDAPEC is a student lending organization headquartered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Its vision is to broaden access to education for all Dominicans, and offers financing to everyone from high school students to graduate students to afford tuition and educational supplies like laptops. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help students pay for their educations. These loans are post-disbursed, and will not be provided to students until they are fully funded by Kiva lenders.


About Dominican Republic

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $8,439,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.5
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $8,300 helped Santo Argenis to pay for his tuition, transportation, and books.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
150 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2013
Nov 8, 2013
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