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

Zanele's story

Zanele is a Business Management Student of the Maharishi Institute. Zanele is 21 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 enjoy Business Classes, Business Fundamentals, Principles of Business Success and Organisation and Management. And also consciousness courses, like Physiology is Consciousness and Higher States of Consciousness.”

What are your goals after graduation?
“My goal is to be a successful businesswoman and have an NPO, like a center for children with disabilities. I want to have a Travelling Agency. I would love to work here in Johannesburg.”

Tell us about your background?
“I was born in Johannesburg. I have two brothers and one sister. My mother is unemployed at the moment. And my father works at Nastar Transport Company, where they hire trucks. He fixes or he is the mechanic. I’m married and I don’t have children.”

What do you do in your spare time?
“I like reading novels, watching movies and singing choral music.”

How will the Kiva Loan change your life?
“Kiva Loan will change my life because it will be helping me to further my studies. I will study without worrying about my fees.”

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