A loan of $9,250 helped to pay for her higher education expenses.

Andrea Sthefany's story

Andrea Sthefany is a young woman studying Hotel Administration who is requesting a loan to cover the cost of her education. This is her story:

"My name is Andrea, I am 19 years old and currently live in Villa Duarte, Santo Domingo Este. I have three siblings, my father passed away and my mother is a public employee.

"I'm currently studying at Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña (UNPHU) for a degree in Hotel Administration, because I want to work in cooking. I'm currently in my second quarter, and of the courses I've taken so far my favorites are Tourism and Technical Hotel English. I have to request this loan because I had no way to pay for my studies after my father died, since he was paying for them. If I don't receive this loan, I will be forced to abandon my studies, since my mother is unable to continue paying due to lack of economic resources.

"I hope from the bottom of my heart that my loan request will be approved, because if it isn't it will drastically change my life and I don't want this situation to interrupt my studies. I want to see my dreams come true so that my father, wherever he may be, feels proud when he sees me graduate and start working."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cynthia McMurry

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