A loan of $9,325 helped to cover higher education expenses.

Jose Armando's story

This is his story: My name is Jose Armando. I’m 18 years old. I live in La Vega. I was born there and due to financial difficulties I have lived in different places in this city. I have two sisters.

On another note, I am enrolling in the Universidad Católica Tecnológica del Cibao (UCATECI) in their college of medicine, for both humanitarian reasons and also because I like it pretty well. Above all, I feel capable and convinced that I can do it.

Nevertheless, to do that I need to be one of the beneficiaries of a loan. The loan is of vital importance for me because with it I would have the chance to study for my degree and could develop myself academically. My mother doesn’t work; my father drives a mototaxi and doesn’t have sufficient financial resources for my degree. This loan would change the course of my life for the better since it would shed the light needed to undertake a trip down such a demanding path.

There are many goals I could tell about, among them: to put forth my best effort to get the necessary knowledge for my degree and humbly get excellent grades so that I can graduate with high honors. At the same time, I have a responsibility to provide resources to my family, which they need so much.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton

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