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John Jairo
This is John Jairo. He has been a person with dreams ever since he was a little boy. His life was full of financial problems. His mother, a beautiful woman who fought hard to bring up her children at great personal sacrifice, remembers that when John was 5 she worked at Las Florez. In order to make a few more pesos she prepared food to bring to the market and sell at lunchtime. He got up very early with his mom and watched her prepare the food and many times he even helped.

That was when he began to enjoy everything about cooking and he always liked being in the kitchen. All his life he has wanted to study everything about cooking; learn all the standard techniques and recipes of all kinds. This is why he wants to study with CampoAlto and begin his career as an excellent professional in the kitchen. One day he hopes to be a great professional and an excellent chef with a chain of well-known restaurants where everyone leaves with a smile on their face after enjoying a meal prepared by John.

He had heard about the agreement with Kiva and he thought it was a good opportunity to pay less and improve his income. He also thinks it is worthwhile because many students don't have the financial means to pay the normal price for tuition.
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El es john jairo, siempre ha sido una persona soñadora, desde que tengo conciencia, desde pequeño, su vida transcurrió lleno de muchas dificultades económicas, la mama, la mujer mas bella y luchadora, siempre sacando los hijos adelante con muchos sacrificios, recuerda cuando tenia 5 años, la madre trabaja en las florez, ella por ganar unos pesos de mas cocinaba para llevarle a los compañeros y venderles el almuerzo, el se levantaba desde muy temprano con ella y observaba como preparaba los alimentos, incluso muchas veces le colaboro, desde allí comenzó a gustarle todo lo relacionado con la cocina y siempre tuvo el gusto por la cocina.
Toda la vida ha deseado estudiar todo lo relacionado con la gastronomía, aprender todas las técnicas normas y recetas de toda índole, por eso desea entrar a estudiar a campo alto para comenzar la carrera y ser un excelente profesional en cocina, para que en un futuro pueda ser un gran profesional y ser un excelente chef y tener una gran sucursal de restaurantes de nombre reconocido, donde cada persona salga con una sonrrisa por disfrutar de la preparación de john.
A el le hablaron sobre el convenio con kiva y le pareció una buena oportunidad para poder pagar menos y mejorar los ingresos económicos, a parte le parece muy bueno, ya que muchos estudiantes no tienen los medios económicos para pagar el semestre al precio normal.

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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
  • 303
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $18,296,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,964.6
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped John Jairo pay tuition for one semester.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014