A loan of $15,450 helped to pay tuition fees for an undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science at Strathmore University.

Donie's story

Donie is a prospective student applying for a loan to start his undergraduate work on a Bachelor of Business Science degree in Actuarial Science at Strathmore University and this is his story:

I live in a humble estate in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. I am a partial-orphan. My father died when I was 7 years old. My family consists of my mother, my elder sister and I. I am an ambitious young man who does not allow setbacks to stop me from dreaming big. I have consistently maintained excellent academic grades since my primary school where I scored top marks which gained me a scholarship at a top National school. I have completed my secondary education at the school and attained excellent KCSE results.

My next plan is to earn the best degree from a prestigious university; Strathmore is my university of choice because it is the top ranked university in my country and a leader in the field of Business degrees. I have been admitted to start my first year of study in BBS - Actuarial Science at the school of Finance and Applied Economics. The university emphasizes high standards of quality, excellence, respect, ethical conduct and service, besides liaising with industries and experts for the advancement of students. These excellent programs will equip me with experience and prepare me adequately for my research work.

I need this loan because I would like to graduate with a well-recognized degree from the best university which will get me a fulfilling and a high paying career. I do not have any other source of funds to finance my education at Strathmore University. My mother who is the only surviving parent is unemployed.

After graduation, I plan to become one the best qualified actuaries, work for the best institutions in the Industry, clear my loans as early as possible, improve the living condition of my family and become one of the best CEOs of our time. As part of giving back to my society, I plan to found an organization through which bright needy youth will be sponsored to access education. Through this KIVA loan, I will be able to realize my dreams.

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