Maria is Community Micro Lending’s first training loan! She arrived in Canada in January of 2011 from South East Asia. Maria currently works in housekeeping for a private business cleaning company. She is looking to take a course to get a medical device technician certificate and has been accepted into a program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo. It will take 3 months to complete and will allow her to work as a Technician at a health lab or hospital. Such a job would mean she could almost double her current wages. Maria has received a student loan, but needs additional funds to complete her tuition payments. Maria has been approved for a loan of $1,995 to pay the outstanding tuition.
Maria’s credit file indicates that she has a relatively short credit history with a minimal credit balance and a good payment history.
The loan has the potential to significantly improve Maria’s quality of life by providing her with the opportunity to start a new career and almost double her income.