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Maureen
My name is Maureen. I'm pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Strathmore University. I will be in my third year in July 2013. I am the second born in a family of three children. We were raised by a single mother, who is now deceased; my elder brother is the one who meets our day-to-day expenses.

As a student, a laptop will be very necessary as it will aid in doing academic research and assignments. I therefore request a Kiva loan to help me buy the laptop. The loan will be serviced by my brother.

I would be delighted to join Campus Kiva while at Strathmore University, in order to give back to Kiva and society. In the future, when I graduate and get a job, I will be delighted to join Kiva and lend to others.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Strathmore's laptop program, providing students with financing to purchase their own laptops. The goal is to equip students with all the tools they need to become transformative leaders in the digital age. The laptop this student buys will also help them connect with the digital e-library resources at Strathmore and support the development of their ideas and skills. This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

Important Information

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

Strathmore University is one of the leading private chartered universities in Kenya, and is a privately owned, not for profit institution. Originally established in 1961 as an Advanced-level Sixth Form College with inspiration and encouragement from Saint Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, Strathmore University started offering degrees in 2002 before becoming fully chartered in 2008.

Strathmore University is a non-traditional Field Partner, in that they are an educational institution, not a microfinance institution. Lenders to these loans should be aware of the following:

1 - You might not begin to receive repayments on this loan for many years, and this loan may have terms as long as 11 years. The full-tuition loans administered by Strathmore University can have loan terms of up to 11 years, which includes a grace period of up to 5 years. The grace period includes the time during which the student is enrolled at the university, and the first year after graduation. During the grace period, the borrower is not required to make any repayments, and you would not receive any repayments. Please be sure the loan terms and repayment schedule of this loan suit you.

2 - Administering loans is a new activity for Strathmore University, which can increase the risk on this loan. While most Kiva Field Partners are microfinance institutions and therefore experienced at administering loans, Strathmore University's core business is providing education, and they are inexperienced at administering loans. This partner has passed Kiva's due diligence requirements for a non-traditional Field Partner, however lenders to this loan should be aware that this loan carries some additional risk as Strathmore University becomes more experienced with administering loans to students.

For more information on Strathmore University, and the Kiva loans they are administering, please visit the Field Partner page.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 939
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $41,750,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.7
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Maureen to buy a laptop which will help her conduct her academic research and complete her assignments on time.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
May 27, 2013
Listed
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 30, 2014