A loan of $500 helped to purchase a laptop which will assist him in his studies, allowing access to courses off-campus.

Adams's story

Adams 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 Adams. I am from a family of eight: three brothers, two sisters, both parents and me. My father is retired and my mother is a nurse. My elder brother, the firstborn, is the only one who works. One other brother is unemployed and one is still in college. My big sister is unemployed and the other one is just starting her career in a newfound job.

I decided to join Strathmore University since it is the best university in the country and I saw it as a means to widen my knowledge and work at achieving my dreams. I am currently pursuing a Diploma in Business Information Technology.

I am taking out a loan for a laptop which I intend to use in my studies. This is because my parents cannot afford to get me one due to financial constraints. I use the university computers when I am at school. It is usually very difficult to access coursework off-campus; this often forces me to leave some assignments undone, inconveniencing me greatly.

I want to major in computer programming. I intend to acquire the necessary skills so that my ultimate goal of starting my own IT firm can be achieved. I intend to counter problems arising technologically and make a significant difference in my country. I have a passion for technology and I want to merge my value of hard work and my passion for technology to make a significant change, both in my family and in my country. I intend to use the laptop to widen my experience in technology and use the experience gained in a positive way.

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