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

Nelly's story

Nelly is a Business Management student at the Maharishi Institute. Nelly is 22 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'm studying Business Administration. I am enjoying all my classes, but classes that I enjoy the most are Physiology of Consciousness and Principles of Business Success and Business Fundamentals.”

What are your goals after graduation?
“After graduation I plan to work in any company in a marketing department, so that I can make money to start my own business and build the dance studio where I will teach kids to dance. I would like to work in Johannesburg or Durban. I would like to travel to different cities and countries because I like to experience new things.”

Tell us about your background?
“I was born in Tembisa Hospital. When I was four years old, I was moved to Kwahdebele Mpumalanga to start my primary school level there. I am the last born and the only girl, and I have two brothers. My father passed away in 2011. My mom is a domestic worker, and she is the breadwinner. I am not married and I also do not have children. After my father’s death, things were not easy for my mother because she had to provide everything for all of us, and sometime it is hard because she can’t do things for herself.”

What do you do in your spare time?
“In my spare time I like to read novels and relax. And I like to spend time with my family and go out watching movies.”

How will the Kiva loan change your life?
“I will have no fear that I will drop out before I finish my studies, and I know that Kiva will help me to pay for my studies; it will help me to change my lifestyle to better. I would learn to save so that I can pay the loan back.”

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