A loan of $2,050 helped to pay for one year of tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.

Ntombifuthi's story

Ntombifuthi is a Business Management Student of the Maharishi Institute. Ntombifuthi is 20 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 Business Administration (BBA). The classes that I enjoyed most was Business Fundamentals, Sustainable Living, and Nutrition and Digestion courses.”

What are your goals after graduation?
“After graduation I hope to work in the Finance Department as a Financial Advisor. I would love to work in Centurion or Midrand. I would love to travel but the cost is too much, so I would love to have a place that is near to where I work.”

Tell us about your background?
“I was born in a township called Orange Farm. I am the third in a family of four. I am also living with both my parents and two nephews and a niece. My mother is the breadwinner in the family and my father is retired. I am still single and don’t have any children, but I am currently 12 weeks pregnant.”

What do you do in your spare time?
“In my spare time I like to stay at home with my sister or my friends, read motivational books, and watch movies. I also like to do shopping sometimes.”

How will the Kiva Loan change your life?
“If I get this Kiva Loan my life will change a lot, because my mother is getting a little and she has to support the whole family. There will be a lot of changes because my mother will have to take care of others. And this loan will help me finance my studies and also give me money for transport.”

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