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Yecenia is 20 years old. She grew up along a rural path. At present, she is in charge of her grandmother, who is 75 years old and requires care, since her children don't live in the city of Bogota. Yecenia is a woman with a strong desire to get ahead.

Currently, she is paying for her studies through a work scholarship, but due to caring for her grandmother, she can't continue receiving this great aid offered by the institution at Campo Alto. Her life has not been easy so far. Yecenia had the opportunity to study and advance to obtain a better quality of life, but now her parents lack the financial resources to cover this semester's costs.

It would sadden her not to be able to continue studying, since she wants to advance her parents, since the family lacks a stable economic situation.

Yecenia has lived in Bogota for 3 years now and since arriving, she has struggled to advance her level of education. She lives with her grandmother, but now economic shortages are a problem. She has the opportunity, offered by the school, of a good level of education such as Campo Alto provides. The school still offers her an opportunity to study and get ahead, becoming trained, and Yecenia wishes to continue her studies in the health area.
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Yecenia de 20 años, se crió en una vereda, en estos momentos está a cargo de la abuela, una señora de 75 años que requiere de los cuidados, ya que los hijos no se encuentran en la ciudad de Bogotá, es una mujer con muchos deseos de salir adelante
Actualmente estaba pagando los estudios con beca trabajo, pero por lo mencionado anteriormente no pudo seguir con ese gran apoyo que brinda la institución campo alto, la vida no ha sido fácil hasta el momento, tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar y avanzar para obtener una mejor calidad de vida, ahora los padres no tienen los recursos para cubrir las cuotas del semestre.
La entristece la idea de no poder continuar estudiando, ya que desea sacar adelante a los padres, porque no poseen una situación económica estable.

Hace 3 años que vive en la ciudad de Bogotá y desde entonces ha luchado por hacer el proyecto de vida al nivel educativo. Vive con la abuela, pero ahora las falencias económicas no son las mejores, pero tiene una oportunidad que le ha brindado la institución de un buen nivel educativo como lo es campo alto, dicha institución le a brindado la oportunidad de tomar los estudios para poder salir adelante y capacitarse como una persona que desea continuar estudiando en el área de la salud.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 299
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    Colombia Loans Fundraising
  • $17,913,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,037.5
    Colombia Pesos (COP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Yecenia to pay a semester's matriculation fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
4 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 24, 2014