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


Nomvula's story

Nomvula is a Business Management Student at the Maharishi Institute. Nomvula is 24 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 Bachelor of Business Administration. The classes I enjoy the most were Maths classes, Business Fundamentals, and Personal Money Management.”

What are your goals after graduation? “After graduating from Maharishi Institute, I want to work in those big financial institutes, such as the Banking and Finance sector. I would like to work in a company situated in Johannesburg.”

Tell us about your background? “I live in Duduza, (Nigel) where I was born and raised. At home, we are a family of five, we are all depending on my mother. I live with my mom, my siblings: brother (17) and sister (20). And we also live with our cousin (10) who is also my mothers dependent. My mom is working as a general worker in some primary school named Iphahamiseng. P.S. My father died in June 2007.”

What do you do in your spare time? “I enjoy reading books, especially novels and newspapers. I love drawing and watching television.”

How will the Kiva Loan change your life? “Kiva Loan will make a huge difference in my life, because I will be able to pay my fees as expected every month, I will also use the money for transport, for I spend R40 a day. If I get this loan, I won’t have to be absent from school anymore as I’ll be having enough money to commute.”



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