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

Katlego's story

Katlego is a business management student of the Maharishi Institute. Katlego 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?
“Bachelor of Business Administration; mathematics, algebra, business classes such as Principles of Business Success, Sustainable Living and Experiential classes such as Forest Yoga Asanas and SCI (Science of Creative Intelligence).”

What are your goals after graduation?
“After graduating I would like to work at a public company as a financial assistant or manager. I would like to work in Johannesburg or Limpopo. I prefer to rent near where I will be working and not travel. After a while of working, I would like to start my own business – a child care center or old age center – and I will also go for social working.”

Tell us about your background?
“I was born in Mpumalanga- Driefontien. I am from a family of six: sisters, brother and two younger brothers. I am the third born of Makkie, who is a single mother and works as a domestic worker. I don’t have a child and lastly I am not married.”

What do you do in your spare time?
“I like watching TV, reading informational books and going to church or the park for fun.”

How will the Kiva Loan change your life?
“I think that the Kiva loan will change my life in the way that I don’t have to always ask my mom for anything that is needed for school and my wants. It will also help my mother not to stress about transport money and the monthly payment of 200 rand. I think it will help a lot that there will be changes, as I won’t be too much dependent on her as she is the only one who is looking out for us.”

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