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


Malebogo's story

Malebogo is a business management student of the Maharishi Institute. Malebogo 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 am studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration. I enjoyed "Physiology is Consciousness" because it teaches you how to be yourself. I also enjoyed "Sustainable Living"; it taught me how to plant vegetables and also taught me about nature.”

What are your goals after graduation? “After graduating from the Maharishi Institute, I would love to be an architect in Johannesburg CBD, and also I would love to help young people out there to fulfill their dreams. I wouldn't say that I don’t like to travel because travelling helps you or teaches you how other people live in their places.”

Tell us about your background? “I grew up in a very poor background, but at least I managed to have myself matric. I was born in North West (Mafikeng). I am the only child of my parents, and I do not have any children of my own.”

What do you do in your spare time? “In my spare time it’s either watching a movie or reading books (novels, newspapers, magazines, etc.)”

How will the Kiva Loan change your life? “A Kiva loan will change my life in such a way that I will be able to complete my studies at Maharishi Institute. I am not going to struggle about the money for transport. Yes, there will be a significant change, because I will not worry about the money anymore.”



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