The story of Stephen Njuguna, a third-year student of Maseno University cuts an image of a young man determined to accomplish his dreams at any cost.
Despite being being a beneficiary of Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) students’ loans, Stephen has been forced to do some odds job to cater for some other needs.
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Njugush hails from a humble background. Having brought by a single mother, he says he cannot fully rely on her to do everything.
Once in a while, Njuguna helps his mother clear their household’s rent. This put a strain on his finances, forcing to sacrifice some learning hours to hustle.
When not in Mjengo, Njuguna carries luggages and loads at a fee at Maseno market.
“I reside i n a KSh15,000 rent per semester. I use Helb money to cover part of my school fees and my mother pays the balance. Once in a while, I also carry loads at a fee at the Maseno market to at least get some money for supper.”
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