“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. ” – Marian Wright Edelman.
Faith Kamande, the principal of Fountain Junior School in Kawangware is the perfect embodiment of this quote. She is an inspiring woman with a passion for education. I caught up with Faith during a busy school day and this is what she had to say:
How did you hear about MYC4?
I heard about MYC4 in 2014 through the Premier Kenya, my loan officer who explained to me how the loan works.
How has the MYC4 loan helped you?
It has helped me in running the school. I utilized quite a chunk of the money in doing repairs and the rest goes into operations such as wages.
What problem were you facing that MYC4 have helped you to solve since you received the funds?
I needed funds to facilitate the running of the school, I needed funds for equipment, food for the students, wages for teachers, repairs and the like.
What would you like people to know about MYC4?
The rates are fair.
MYC4 empowers people to achieve their targets. I am grateful to MYC4 and Premier Kenya for the opportunities they give entrepreneurs who may have a vision but need some support to achieve it.
Would you recommend MYC4 to your friends or family?
Yes, I would. I have enjoyed a good relationship with MYC4 and Premier Kenya.
Would you consider taking a second loan once you clear this loan?
Yes, I would. I have more plans do renovation and a vision to expand the school, preferably to larger premises with a larger field for co-curricular activities.
Do you have any additional comments?
Micro finance and loans help run and grow a lot of businesses. My school has grown from a small school and I plan to make it even larger. I think education is important, for all children. It opens up their minds and gives them opportunities they might not have gotten otherwise.