A loan of $3,425 helped to cover the fees for his studies in medicine.

Nesthor Paul's story

Nesthor Paul is a young medical student. He is applying for a loan to be able to pay his educational expenses. This is his story:

My name is Nesthor. I am 21 years old and I now live in La Vega, Dominican Republic. I am single, without children, and I have two siblings. My parents are of scarce resources, and they work at domestic duties.

I am a medical student at UCATESI. I decided to study for this career because I love it and because I want to help other people of scarce resources to have better medical attention. The subjects that I am most passionate about are anatomy, physiology, and histology.

I decided to turn to a loan from Kiva-FUNDAPEC since I don't have the necessary resources to be able to cover the expenses, and my parents can't bear the costs. If I don't obtain this loan, I will not be able to continue studying, since I don't have a job, and what my parents earn barely gives us enough to survive.

My goal is to train as a doctor, taking maximum advantage of the learning process and then being able to choose to do my master's degree and be able to serve my community.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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