A loan of $1,550 helped to pay for one year of tuition fees at the Maharishi Institute.


Shamilla's story

Shamilla is a business management student at the Maharishi Institute. Shamilla 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’m currently doing a Business Administration degree with the Maharishi Institute, and I enjoy all my subjects and classes, especially maths and algebra.”

What are your goals after graduation? “After completing my degree and graduation from the Maharishi Institute, I plan to work for an organization in and around Johannesburg or Gauteng. Working in the business sector of any sort which pays well, in order for me to save up to start my events business and other businesses which are of interest to me.”

Tell us about your background? “I was born in Soweto. My immediate family consists of my mother, father, older brother and, of course, me. My mom is a sales manager at Trophies and Awards, and my dad has been unemployed for a little over five years now. I don’t have any dependents. I had a great childhood, as my mom did and still does everything in her power to make sure that I don’t lack anything with the little that I have.”

What do you do in your spare time? “In my spare time, when I am not reading novels, I’m either listening to music, writing lyrics or watching movies. I’m the biggest movie critic I know. I also love shopping and going out with friends when I’m not out swimming.”

How will the Kiva loan change your life? “The Kiva loan help me pay for my studies.



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