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My name is Tladi and I am 28 years old. I am pursuing a bachelor of business administration through Maharishi University of Management, facilitated by the Maharishi Institute. I am from a single-parent household in Springs, Gauteng. I live with my mother, two siblings, and our cousins who lost their parents nine years ago.

Education has helped me understand the best career options for myself, as well as taught me how to adapt to the workplace much more efficiently. After graduating from the Maharishi Institute, I want to work at the institute for six months to give back. After that, I hope to work for other companies to gain further experience before going into the government sector as an Admin Officer. Eventually, in the long run, I want to start my own property business.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

Maharishi students repay their loans with work-study wages while attending school. However, due to the unpredictable nature of their work-study schedules, they may not be able to make regular repayments. In these instances, Maharishi Institute provides an advance that is deducted from students' future wages. This gives student borrowers more flexibility in meeting their loan repayment obligations while they are still in school.

Important Information

The Maharishi Education for Invincibility Trust (MEIT) extends educational opportunities to poor and historically excluded students in South Africa. By combining distance and computer learning with practical experience, the institute equips students with access to the skills and training they need to compete in tough job markets and build bright futures. Kiva funding will help students pay for tuition and other basic expenses so they can study and thrive.

Maharishi students take out loans for each year of tuition separately on Kiva. Each concurrent loan's repayment period begins after the previous load has been fully repaid.

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  • $11,500
    Average annual income
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  • $534,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8.2
    South Africa Rand (ZAR) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,125 helped Tladi to pay for tuition fees at the Maharishi Institute.
33% repaid
Repayment Term
58 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: