A loan of $2,075 helped to pay for one year of tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.

Lethiwe's story

Lethiwe is a business management student at the Maharishi Institute. Lethiwe is 25 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 study for a business management degree. The class I enjoy most is Business Fundamentals and Management and Organization class.”

What are your goals after graduation?
“Obtaining the BBA degree certificate; I would like to work at Sasol Turbo in Secunda at Mpumalanga as a payroll administrator.”

Tell us about your background?
“I was born in 1988 at Ntumbane (KZN). I have two brothers and two sisters. My father is working as a gardener and my mother was doing domestic work at Piet Retief. I’m not married. I have a two-year-old lovely girl.”

What do you do in your spare time?
“I like reading novels and singing gospel with my sisters, and watching TV.”

How will the Kiva loan change your life?
“It will change my life in transport. I used to walk when I come to school, but now I think everything will be better. I can help my little girl by buying her food, and in my studies, I can buy things like a dictionary to help me.”

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