Perla Gimenez Bogarin – Nursing (Asunción, Paraguay)
Becoming a nurse has always been Perla’s dream. Perla is currently attending Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud Latinoamericano, working towards her degree in nursing. She plans on graduating in March, 2013 but without a loan she thinks that she may need to take time off to work and save until she can return to school. With a $838 loan, Perla plans on using the funds to pay her graduation fee. This fee is often more expensive than the semester’s tuition and is a frequent impediment for graduating students in Caaguazú. Currently Perla earns $10 a day. With a degree in nursing she expects to earn $32 a day.