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  • “My dream is to have Before: Isidro had worked in a dentist’s office since he was 13 years old, but couldn’t afford to finish own clinic.” After: After receiving a $2,000 Vittana loan in 2009, Isidro was able to graduate in 2011. He has almost tripled— Isidro Alfonso Garay Mora his income and now earns $20 per day. Dentist, Nicaragua
  • “My dream is to be a Before: Her family helped pay for school, but couldn’t afford the full costs anymore.great music teacher.” After: After getting a $557 Vittana loan, Thao was ready to graduate in Aug 2010. She was working with disabled— Thao Phuong Thi Vo adults to help them overcome learning disorders Schoolteacher, Vietnam through music. She fully repaid her loan last week.
  • “This will bemy edge in aman’s world.”— Marjorie B. Oyco Welder, PhilippinesBefore:While also taking classes, Marjorie currently works asa baker and earns $1.64 per day.After:In March 2011, Marjorie received a $161 Vittana loanto take a welding class. When she graduates, she willbe able to earn six times as much —$10 per day.
  • “I want to fulfillmy father’sdream.”— Segundo Martín Calero Escorcia Engineer, NicaraguaBefore:Segundo’s father couldn’t go to college because ofNicaragua’s Civil War, but wanted all of his children tofinish. Segundo’s father started a shoe-makingbusiness, where his three children used to help.After:After getting a $896 Vittana loan, Segundo graduatedas an electrical engineer in September 2010. He nowworks as an analyst for the government and earns $22per day. He fully repaid his loan in February 2010.
  • “My dream is to teach Before: As a kid, Mercy dreamed of attending college and becoming a professor. However, with her parentsa class at the University struggling financially, she had to quit school at 18 and work at her family’s roadside food stand.La Cantuta in Peru.” After: In March 2010, Mercy received a $350 Vittana loan to study to be a teacher. Though Mercy never became a— Mercy Marilu Canales Arango professor, she has a new dream: making college a real Schoolteacher, Peru possibility for her daughter — she’s already started a savings account in her name.