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Update on Lerato

Lerato is appyling for a second loan to support one year of studies at Maharishi Institute. When asked about her progress since the first Kiva loan, Lerato reports:

"I am busy with my degree at the moment and will hopefully graduate next year. The degree courses are exciting and challenging, but I'm enjoying myself."

Previous Loan Details

Lerato is applying for a loan to support her studies at the Maharishi Institute. This is her story: My name is Lerato. I am 23 years old and currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration through Maharishi University of Management, facilitated by the Maharishi Institute. I was born ... More from Lerato's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About South Africa

  • $11,500
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    South Africa Loans Fundraising
  • $535,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9.2
    South Africa Rand (ZAR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,000 helped Lerato to pay for one year of tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
93 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2013
Apr 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Lerato. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2012. Learn More