A loan of $6,625 helped to pay for his tuition for a technical degree in Electronic Engineering.

Yhon's story

Yhon is originally from Moquegua, a department located in the mountains of Peru, and he came to Lima with his parents for reasons of education and work.

He now lives with his parents and his younger sister. His father is a factory worker and earns the minimum wage.

Yhon was studying in Arequipa, a department close to his birthplace of Moquegua. Nevertheless, for the reason mentioned initially, he had to leave his studies. On arriving in the capital, he was working to help his family and to save to be able to begin his studies, and thus he managed to apply, enter, and register in the course in Electronic Engineering, a course that he was covering with his half-time work. But on passing to the second semester, due to a scheduling conflict with his work hours, he had to leave it [his job], and now he doesn't have sufficient economic resources to be able to continue with his studies. For this reason, it will be impossible for him to continue with his studies without the help of the Kiva lenders.

He came to the capital to study and advance. This is his dream, to have a career and be able to help his parents and little sister. For this reason, he is very grateful for the opportunity that the Kiva lenders can offer him, thanks to the financing of his studies, to finish his course and be a professional.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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