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Mauricio comes from a humble family, his mother at only 16 years old and before knowing how to face life, assumed the responsibility to be mother and father. She tried to find a job to get ahead with her son, they moved to another city where she has been able to pay for his studies. He finished high school successfully, but after that his studies were truncated because of lack of money. The Campo Alto Institution gave him the opportunity to study with financial arrangements for every semester, Mauricio's mom's salary is not sufficient to pay for the money requested by the institution. Two semesters are left to finish which will allow Mauricio to find a job and earn income for him and his mother. Kiva's help is fundamental because with a lower payment schedule he can finance transportation, clothing and other requirements for practices and this subsidy would be really helpful.
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El joven Mauricio, es de una familia humilde, la madre con tan solo 16 años aun sin saber enfrentar la vida le toco asumir la responsabilidad de padre y madre tratando de buscar un trabajo para poder salir adelante con el hijo, luego se trasladaron a otra localidad donde medianamente le a podido pagar los estudios, el joven termina con éxito los estudios hasta bachillerato de hay en adelante los estudios se vieron un poco troncados debido a la falta de dinero, la institución campo alto le dio esa oportunidad de poder estudiar con algunos acuerdos de pago, estos acuerdos de pago se hicieron cada semestre ya que el sueldo que devenga la madre del joven Mauricio no es suficiente para pagar la suma de dinero que pedían en esta institución, faltan 2 semestres para la finalisacion de este técnico lo cual le permitirá a el joven Mauricio encontrar un empleo con mas ingresos para el y la mama.
Para poder a si continuar en un futuro con una carrera, la ayuda que presta kiva es fundamental ya que con el valor mas bajo en el pago de las cuotas el se pueden financiar los transportes ,uniformes u otros requisitos de las sedes de practicas, este subsidio le seria de gran ayuda.

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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
  • 239
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $16,895,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,045.1
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mauricio to pay for a semester of tuition.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 24, 2014