A loan of $2,025 helped to pay for one year of tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.


Zanele's story

Zanele is a Business Management student at the Maharishi Institute. Zanele is 26 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 (for) a Bachelors of Business Administration. I enjoy English, Maths and Business Fundamentals classes.”

What are your goals after graduation? “After graduating, I want to be a financial manager, and I also want to start my own transport company in the area where I grew up. I would like to work in Pretoria, and I would like to travel and see different places.”

Tell us about your background? “I was born in Tweepoview, Mpumalanga. I have one sister and one brother, but we are also living with three cousins whose parents passed away. My mother is working in a clothing factory, and she is a breadwinner because my father passed away in 2009. I am not yet married, and I do not have any children.”

What do you do in your spare time? “I spend time with my family, I read motivational books, and I also hairdress people to get myself pocket money.”

How will the Kiva loan change your life? “Kiva will change my life because I am coming from a poor family. My mother was struggling to pay for my studies and even to pay for my accommodation. So Kiva will help me to pay my tuition and also my living costs. This loan will not affect my studies and my lifestyle.”



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