A loan of $500 helped to purchase a laptop that will help her conduct research, access the University's e-learning site (e-library), upload assignments and update her blog.

Joan's story

Joan is a student applying for a loan to purchase a laptop to assist in her studies at Strathmore University and this is her story:

I am a second year student at Strathmore University taking a Bachelor's degree in Commerce. I come from a family of five. I have two sisters: the eldest is doing an engineering degree while the other is in primary school.
My parents are self-employed. It is a real struggle for them to raise money for school fees for my siblings and me. I have had a great passion for joining a university ever since I started schooling. I have a great interest in doing Business and, after a lot of research, I settled on Strathmore University because it has a good reputation and it offers quality education. It is the best business school and I wanted to go to the best.
As I move higher in my studies, a laptop has become an important asset. Currently my parents cannot afford to purchase one for me. A laptop will enhance my studies and make it easier to access notes and other important information both on campus and off campus. It will also make access to my blog easier, and I will be in a position to update it more often.
I would like to advance my studies with a Master's and would also like to start my own business.
My message to the world is to live one day at a time, enjoy life and be happy all the time. We should also grab opportunities as they come, so as not to lose out on something great.

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