A loan of $1,050 helped to pay for one semester of tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.

Brice's story

Brice is a student on the Maharishi Institute in Johannesburg. He is applying for a loan to pay for his last semester of tuition fees and living expenses. Brice is 27 years old and was asked the following questions by a member of the Institute:

What do you plan to do after graduation?
“Going out to the work place and getting as much knowledge as I can. When it comes to running our own business and giving back to my community by building a center for homeless kids and putting them in school.”

List 3 long-term goals:
“Open my own company, open a music school in my community, put one kid in school and become a mentor.”

Why is education important to you?
"Education is knowledge gained because it develops us a perspective of looking at life and having a point of view of life. Also it will help me to have more contacts for my business.”

Why are you applying for the Kiva Loan?
“It will help me finish my studies and also to pay for my accommodation so I can stay closer to the Institute.”

What are you hobbies?
“My hobbies are playing soccer, singing and watching movies.”

Where are you from?
“I was born Mtubotuba (KZN) family of four, sister, brother and my mother. My father passed on a few years ago and my mother is the breadwinner of the family.”

Are you the first family member to attend University? Do you have any other siblings in school?
“Yes I am the first on in my family to attend university. No siblings that go to school.”

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