Total loan: $13,075


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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya / Education

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A loan helped to pay for tuition fees at Strathmore University.

Olive's story

My name is Olive. I was orphaned at a very young age, and thanks to well-wishers who contributed towards raising my fees and teachers who helped raise my personal effects, I completed high school. The challenges I have gone through are simply past stories that encourage me to work hard and keep going.

I am passionate about how technology shapes the world, and I want to be part of a team taking the world to the next level. I want to give solutions to real-life problems such as developing free online or USSD-powered educational programmes, especially in villages, providing training in technical courses such as pottery, which can help the villagers earn a living. This is but a dream but can still happen.

I would like to study for a Bachelor of Business Information Technology Degree at Strathmore University. I chose it because it’s incorporated with business units, thereby equipping a student to become an entrepreneur in the technology field. I chose Strathmore University due to its reputation as a center of excellence and standing as the best institution in Kenya. I also chose Strathmore due to its motto – "That all may be one." This unifies us all across our different economic privileges and spheres.

Kiva loans have touched lives of students, since the partnership gives the opportunity to study before paying off the loan, making this a perfect match and choice.

May God bless Kiva and Strathmore University in their pursuit of helping us achieve our dreams as we help others too.