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A loan of $2,100 helped to pay for tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.

Prince's story

Prince is applying for a loan to support his studies for a year at the Maharishi Institute. This is his story:

My name is Prince. I'm 29 years old and I'm from Soweto. I am studying for a Bachelor in Business Administration at The Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg. I have a one-year-old son, and I work hard at school so that I can support him. I also have an older brother and one younger sister, both of whom live with my mother. In my spare time, I like to play soccer, box, listen to music, do drama and read books.

In the past, I used to play for a soccer team. Now, my dream is to own three of my own businesses, for instance supermarkets, and to learn to speak foreign languages. I'd also like to work with charitable organisations. Education is important to me because it helps me to interact with others and helps me become creative and develop my knowledge.

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