A loan of $250 helped to pay a semester of tuition.

Angie Lorena's story

This is Angie Lorena. She is passionate about nursing because she believes it is the art of caring for people in their physical circumstances and also in other circumstances, such as those the patients live with day to day. This profession, in her opinion, tries to unify a bond not only in the sense of nurse-patient, but also in the sense of two people who put themselves in the other’s shoes, forming a friendship that, in the end, benefits both. The nurse tries to understand the patient, to guide and help him or her, to care for him/her, to bathe him/her. But the most important of all is to talk with him/her and with the family members, helping them to understand the situation in which they find themselves and how to work through it. The nurse isn’t just someone who comes and goes, doing what she is told; she is a friend, she is one who cares.

From the time she was very young, she had an interest in the profession of nursing, imagining when and how it would be the first time she interacted with a patient. She has always felt a liking and passion for working as a health professional. She wants to help patients during their recuperation.

Now, at 18 years old, she understands what an important role nursing plays in life. So soon after beginning the practice [portion of her program], she feels excitement and also the happiness of achieving and finishing quickly some of her goals so she can begin to change the vision of nursing held by many members of this profession.

At this time she is requesting a loan from Kiva because she doesn’t have sufficient economic resources to pay her tuition at the normal price. She has other expenses and what she most needs is to stretch her money a bit. She would be very grateful if she were to be granted this loan and the support you can give her.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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