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


Thabang's story

Thabang is a Business Management student of the Maharishi Institute. Thabang 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?
“I am doing a bachelor Degree in Business (BBA). The classes that I enjoy the most are Business Management and Leadership because I love or like to lead and manage people and things around me.”

What are your goals after graduation?
“My goals are going out and get a job in one of the trading companies or work at one of the telecommunications companies for few years, maximum 4-5 years then after that, start my own business. I would like to work in Gauteng or Cape Town. I would love to travel as I will be gaining new knowledge.”

Tell us about your background?
“I was born in the country called Lesotho and born one in a family of three brothers, in a family that consists of six members. My father at the moment is not working but he tries hard everyday to bring food on the table. I am not married, but I have a child who is 2 1/2 years.”

What do you do in your spare time?
“In my spare time I engage myself in exercise, making sure that I stay healthy both mentally and physically. I also read business magazines to improve my knowledge.”

How will the Kiva Loan change your life?
“The Kiva Loan will bring a lot of change in my life. It will help me to finish my studies without any problem, as now I am not managing to pay my fees well. So the Kiva Loan will help me a lot in doing that.”



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