I wished to pursue a nursing course at AIC Kijabe College of Health Sciences, but I knew my parents would never be able to raise Kshs. 263,800 so I opted to work as a guard at the Kijabe AIC Hospital where I was getting a salary of Kshs. 12,000 and started saving towards his education fund. After about a year and a half of saving, I had Kshs. 100,000 which was still not enough for the college fees and wondered where I would get the balance. Just when I was almost giving up, I found out about the HELB AEF which enabled me top up my college fees. I supplemented what I was getting from HELB with income from the locum jobs at Kijabe Hospital and managed to complete my studies.
I am now able to live a dignified life by earning a decent income and by extension helping my parents and siblings. I am also repaying the loan through deductions from my salary. I encourage other beneficiaries to repay back the loan because they may need the same loan in future to further their studies and it can also be used to assist other needy students.