A loan of $1,725 helped to pay for one year's tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.

Kabelo's story

Kabelo is a Business Management Student at the Maharishi Institute. Kabelo is 29 years old and was asked the following questions by a staff member of the Institute:

What do you study at the Maharishi Institute and what classes do you enjoy most?

“I am studying Bachelor of Business Administration. I enjoy each and every class that I attend.”

What are your goals after graduation?

“After graduation I would like to get a job in the mining sector and work in Rustenburg (the mining capital of the country). I would one day like to start my own distribution company. I would also love to travel to see what other parts of the world look like.”

Tell us about your background.

“I was born in 1984 in a village called Mononono and was raised by my grandmother. I come from a very poor family, and nobody is working at the moment. My parents are pensioners. I have five siblings, four brothers and one late sister. I am not married yet but would like to get married one day and have children.”

What do you do in your spare time?

“I like to read, watch movies and play computer games. I also like to go out with friends.”

How will the Kiva loan change your life?

“A Kiva loan will change my life as I will be able to continue with my studies and it will relieve some of my financial problems.”

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