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Andrea Sthefany
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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Andrea Sthefany es una joven estudiante de Administración Hoterlera, ella solicita un préstamo para poder cubrir sus gastos educativos, esta es su historia: Mi nombre es Andrea, tengo 19 años de edad, actualmente vivo en Villa Duarte, Santo Domingo Este, tengo tres hermanos, mi padre falleció y mi madre es empleada pública.
Actualmente estudio en la Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña (UNPHU), Lic. En Administración Hotelera, porque me quiero dedicar al área de la cocina, estoy cursando el segundo cuatrimestre y de las materias que he tomado mis favoritas son Turismo e inglés técnico de Hotelería.
He tenido que recurrir a este préstamo porque al morir mi padre quien era la persona que pagaba mis estudios ya no tengo forma de costearlos. De no conseguir este préstamo me voy a ver en la obligación de abandonarlos, ya que mi madre no va a poder seguir pagando por falta de recursos económicos. Espero de todo corazón la aprobación de mi solicitud porque de no ser así esto cambiaria mi vida drásticamente y no quisiera interrumpir mis estudios por esta situación. Quisiera ver mis sueños hechos realidad para que mi padre desde donde este se sienta orgulloso de mi al verme graduada y trabajando

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The education loans administered by FUNDAPEC can have loan terms of up to 12 years, which includes a grace period of up to 5 years. The grace period includes the time during which the student is enrolled at university. During the grace period, the borrower is not required to make any repayments, and the lenders will not receive any repayments. Please make sure loan terms and repayment schedules suit you before lending.


FUNDAPEC is a student lending organization headquartered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Its vision is to broaden access to education for all Dominicans, and offers financing to everyone from high school students to graduate students to afford tuition and educational supplies like laptops. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to help students pay for their educations. These loans are post-disbursed, and will not be provided to students until they are fully funded by Kiva lenders.


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  • $9,700
    Average annual income
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  • $8,443,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $9,250 helped Andrea Sthefany to pay for her higher education expenses.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
121 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2014
May 5, 2014
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