A loan of $350 helped to purchase a laptop which will help him finish his assignments on time, access the University's e-learning site and carry out research.

Charles's story

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

My name is Charles. I am the first born of a family of three siblings; that is me and my two sisters. Both sisters are starting high school this year. My mother is a housewife and my dad passed on last year. I have succeeded in my studies despite the challenges I have had with limited resources. My big challenge is finances because so far I have been relying on limited donations from relatives, well-wishers and bursaries. Due to the high cost of university education, they are unable to support me. It’s the need to quench my thirst for skills, knowledge and exposure that has made me decide to pursue university education.

Strathmore is the best place for me because they offer high quality education and have mentorship and formation programs that will help me in my future endeavors. I am applying for this loan to enable me to purchase a laptop which will facilitate my learning by helping me do the assignments and do research for more exposure and understanding. Most of my coursework is best accessed through e-learning and, therefore, a laptop will be essential.

I am pursuing accounting and finance in order to get great business ideas and experiences that will enable me to raise the living standards of Kenyans and Africans as a whole. We need the means to eradicate poverty among the many slums in Africa, improve food security and improve the management of funds allocated to education so as to ensure all students benefit fairly. I intend to venture into entrepreneurship activities so that I can give back to society. It is by empowering people intellectually that most of the problems faced by developing countries can be eradicated.

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