A loan of $2,075 helped to pay for tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute..


Nkululeko's story

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

My name is Nkululeko, I'm 22 and I am from Diepkloof, in Soweto. I am studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration at the Maharishi Institute.

Both my parents are deceased and I am living with my grandmother, my brother, my cousin and my nephew. The household is run on the monthly pension grant that my grandmother receives from the government. I fully depend on my grandmother for my school expenses. In my spare time I read newspapers, listen to music, play soccer, do graffiti and gardening.

I plan to graduate by 2014. I'd like to buy a house and bring financial liberation to my family. I hope to be employable after graduation, and I hope to have the knowledge and confidence to start my own business. My long-term goal after graduation is to enrol in an MBA program and start an NGO (Non Governmental Organisation).



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