A loan of $450 helped to pay for a semester of schooling.

Alejandra's story

This is Alejandra whose dream from a young age is to be an artist. Despite not having the means to do so, she wants to make her dream a reality. She has had to live with her family in different towns and in a very humble manner, as in the past they didn't have the funds to pay the rent. Even so, they survived and now they live better. Alejandra never changed her mind about becoming a great artist and overcoming any difficulty whatsoever. For her, life is a difficult undertaking that she is ready to take on with the force born from her spirit and the desire to be an example for her younger siblings who are setting out in this life and want to achieve their greatest desires.

Thanks to the support that she has received from Kiva, she has managed to finish her second semester in which she learnt techniques and improved in her manner of drawing. She was also able to obtain the paint and paper that are needed for this course, adding a concept of advertising to her skills which has also helped with the vocabulary and development of ideas that, in the future, will help her obtain better work opportunities. Similarly, she has also managed to keep up-to-date and therein continue gaining knowledge from the professors and fellow classmates, today, she is developing on both a professional and a personal level and she is grateful for the contributions. Likewise, she hopes to finish her studies with good grades and realize her dream of becoming an artist. She is on the right track and dreams of continuing to acquire new methods and skills.

When her greatest worry about continuing her studies was not having enough money to obtain the course materials, it was thanks to Kiva that she felt the weight lifted off her so that she could concentrate on being the best academically speaking and it is a real joy to know that there are organizations which help make the dreams of those people who would have difficulty in continuing to study alone a reality.

Many thanks for your attention and collaboration.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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