Hello, I'm Lwazi, from Benoni in Johannesburg. I am studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration at the Maharishi Institute.
I stay with my Granny and my siblings, as my mother passed away in 2005. I grew up helping my Granny to sell beers at a small tavern where I live, and this has been our main income at home. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing and watching soccer, and watching movies with my friends.
I hope to be a businessman after I graduate in 2015, and help other children to get the opportunity that I had. My long-term goals are to own my own business, fund poor people, and open an organisation which will help students to pursue their dreams and careers. Education is the key to destroying poverty and it will help me in my life.
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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 InformationThe 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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