A loan of $15,425 helped to pay tuition fees for an undergraduate degree in Informatics at Strathmore University.


Lilian's story

Lilian is a prospective student applying for a loan to start her undergraduate work on a Bachelor of Science in Informatics degree at Strathmore University. This is her story:

My name is Lilian and I am 17 years old. I come from a single-parented family of three kids. I have two siblings: a brother and a sister.

I chose Strathmore University for several reasons. First it is the best university that offers the course I want to pursue, secondly Strathmore has the best facilities and a conducive environment for studying. Such facilities include: the well-equipped library, the student centre and to top it all off, it has the best lecturers in the country. I also chose Strathmore because of its sporting activities. Most of its teams are not only recognised in the country but also in the whole of the African continent, therefore I can join one of the teams which will improve my CV and at the same time help me discover and explore my talent in the sporting sector.

Strathmore Students are also very disciplined and hence their studies are not always disrupted by strikes or riots as is the case in many public universities in Kenya. Lastly I decided to choose Stathmore because of their mentorship program which helps guide the students in the right path and to make the right decisions in life since the mentors are people who have experience and they know how to deal with certain situations in life.

I want to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Informatics as my undergraduate programme. I need the loan to finance my education at the university since my mother cannot afford the fees required for the course. After graduating I would like to be employed for a few years until I have saved enough money to start my own IT company or become an entrepreneur.

I hope I will be able to do the course and afterwards establish my own business or company and create jobs. I also hope that I will be able to achieve all the goals I have set in life. I would also like to thank Strathmore for giving needy but bright kids an option of still pursuing their studies, with no worries, by partnering with KIVA, and I am grateful for being accorded this chance.



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