A loan of $525 helped to purchase a laptop to help him access university coursework off-campus, finish assignments on time and develop his IT skills.


Peter's story

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

I am the first born in a family of five girls and two boys. Two of my sisters are pursuing college education.

My biggest challenge has been inadequacy of finances for my education. I had a hard time financing my high school education and I had to secure a scholarship to afford university education.

I decided to pursue university education so that I can gain the necessary skills and knowledge required to compete in the job market. This will help me achieve my long-term dream of making the world a better place. I chose Strathmore University because of the quality of education offered and the opportunities that one is exposed to while here. The fact that the university does not discriminate in terms of race, finances, religion or ethnic background is also a reason that made me choose Strathmore.

The laptop will help me finish my final year project on time, since I can access my coursework off-campus. It will also help me to develop IT skills by widening my knowledge in the field of software development, as I will have more time to develop systems. It will also help me complete assignments on time.

I would like to be employed for a few years after university and, thereafter, start an IT firm dealing with application service provision. I believe that it is our responsibility to leave the world a better place than we found it for the sake of the future generations.



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