If you’re close to me, you probably know about my debt of $5,200 with the university. This student loan, was to be able to pay for an Internship program called “Study trip to Europe 2017” in which I had the opportunity of interviewing different types of hotels and restaurants, while doing an investigation of each country and their hotel and restaurant industry.
I already had half the money saved up in my “piggy bank” but when hurricane María passed by Puerto Rico last year, I had to use all the money since I was the only one in my family who had money in cash. This was and has been devastating since I had to put aside other goals and priorities. For example: All the money that I am earning or saving, goes directly to the “piggy bank” and I have put aside the goal of earning for a car, earning to be able to represent my country in a choir contest in Barcelona, Spain this October, saving up for food, books for my university and other factors that I just had to put aside.
This is the only thing I ask for my birthday. I aspire to continue studying, to represent my country, to graduate in less than a year with Magna Cum Laude, and so much more that I know I can if I put to rest this student loan. If it weren’t for Hurricane María, I would have already paid that debt off but things got more complicated that we all (my family) anticipated.
Any donation is appreciated and would be of huge help! Thank you so much for your time!