A loan of $275 helped to pay for a semester's matriculation expenses.

Brayan Santiago's story

Brayan Santiago lives with his father, mother, and sister in the neighborhood Bosa la Libertad. Bryan is studying to be an auto-mechanic, since his dream is to one day run his own auto shop. He has always been fascinated by cars. With this business, he hopes to be able to provide employment opportunities for low income people.

Bryan wants to first have good training, as well as a degree, in order to finally become an automotive engineer.

Bryan's other passion is soccer. He currently plays on a team, and though currently this is just a recreational activity he hopes to one day become a professional soccer player.

Bryan divides his time between studying and sports, as in order to be an athlete he feels he first needs to grow as a person and have his studies behind him. For Bryan, life is everything, and he believes that if one fights for what they have and for what they want to have then life will slowly get better. Bryan hopes to be a person with excellent qualities, which well help open many doors for him in both his personal and professional lives.

Bryan hopes that with KIVA's help, he will be able to make part of his dream come true.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey

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