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

Kagiso's story

Kagiso is a business management student at the Maharishi Institute. Kagiso 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 (degree) and I enjoy business classes and consciousness classes most.”

What are your goals after graduation?
“I would like to manage a media company around Johannesburg or Pretoria after graduating.”

Tell us about your background?
“I was born in Pretoria, and I have two little sisters and one brother. I have a single parent and she is not working at the moment. We are only four at home. I am not married and I don’t have a child.”

What do you do in your spare time?
“In my spare time I like to produce music and read some books, magazines and newspapers or play some games sometimes.”

How will the Kiva loan change your life?
“If a Kiva loan approves me, I could at least afford to buy some food for every month using the money I receive from Kiva. My studies will be paid also, and my life will change. I will be offered a chance to study.”

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