What do you plan to do after graduation?
“I hope to find a job and work for three years. After gaining some experience, it is my dream to venture into business. Entrepreneurship will allow me an opportunity to be my own boss.”
List 3 long-term goals:
"1. Gain experience
3. Community development."
Why is education important to you?
“Business is related to education. Business plan, contract forms, etc. -- all these require one to learn and understand them. It gives you understanding so that you can make strategic plans.”
Why are you applying for the Kiva Loan?
“The Kiva loan will make it possible for me to pay for my fees.”
What are your hobbies?
“Reading, watching uplifting movies, listening to music, relaxing with friends and telling jokes.”
Where are you from?
“I was born in a small town called Newcastle in KZN. My granny used to go to school to sell; that is how we were raised. During that time my mother used to work in Joburg and she still does. They are so excited about my BBA and they hope that I will help them.”
Are you the first family member to attend University? Do you have any other siblings in school?
“Certainly I’m the first. Yes, I do have siblings who attend school in Newcastle. Since I’m the first to attend university, I am also planning not to be the last.”
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 InformationThe 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.
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