An MBA for a better future



I have being living in the US since September 2012. I came here to learn English that would give me the chance of getting a better job back home. What I did not know was that my country was about to come closer to the end. Venezuela is dying, thanks to my government; there is no chance for me to have a future now.

I have a sister who lives in Panama now because she is looking for a quality of life that Venezuela cannot give us anymore. My mom, my dad, my grandparents and my Godparents still live in Caracas. The photo that I’m sharing is the last picture of us all together in Christmas 2014. My family is my strength.

The political and social situation in Venezuela has separated a lot of families, not just mine. There is not a day where I don’t miss them or wish them to be with me. But I’m the Plan B for them, if I can get a good job, I can help them better.

So far being bilingual (English and Spanish) with a bachelors in Business Administration had not help me to find a job. As an international student I’m not allowed to work legally, it’s hard to find someone who trusts in me enough to sponsor for an H1 visa.

I came to this country with a goal which is pursuing a master’s degree. I’m finishing my English as a second language and now I want to make my biggest dream true. For this very reason, I’m writing you to kindly ask for your help.

I’m applying to Elmhurst College for an MBA with a specialization in Management of People which will cost $25.000 just for the classes. I will start school in February 2017, so hopefully this will give me the enough time to raise this money.

This means a lot to me if you can help me. Because I’m not doing this just for myself, I’m doing this for my family. Frankly, I’m scared that one day my country will end up with a regimen like Cuba. I don’t want to see my family having hard times or suffer while I’m far away. I will be forever thankful to all of you, and I know God is going to help you too when he sees how you helped me.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Anya says:

    Your story sounds almost exact like mine. I had wonderful people who helped me. Will share your story Bella.

    1. bellafilippi says:

      Thank you very much Anya!!! Hugs for you

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