Aristides Alfidio Zarate Fernandez – Agricultural Engineering (Villarrica, Paraguay)
Aristides dreams of becoming a professional but without a degree knows it may never be possible. Aristides is currently attending the Universidad de Villarrica del Espíritu Santo, working towards his degree in business. He expects to graduate in December, 2014 but without a loan is unsure how he will be able to continue affording his education. He shares that his alternative would be to take time off from school to work and save money until he could return. Aristides shares that it is important to him to graduate on time so he can enter into the job market as soon as possible. With a $1,261 loan, Aristides plans on using the funds to pay for his tuition. With a degree in business he expects to earn $42 a day.