A loan of $2,100 helped to pay for one year of tuition fees and living expenses at Maharishi Ezemvelo Rural University (MERU).


Jerry's story

Jerry is applying for a loan to support his studies for a year at the MERU. This is his story:

I'm from Chiawelo, in Soweto. I am studying at the Maharishi Institute for a Bachelor's Degree in Management, specialising in Nature Conservation and Sustainable Living.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and eating, as well as football, singing, reading, watching movies and making money. At our campus at Ezemvelo Nature Reserve, I work as the cook for the students and staff. Both my parents are not working and I have two brothers and a sister. Only one of them goes to the University of Johannesburg.

I plan to graduate by 2014 and want to work for a big South African company, for no more than 10 years. During this time, I want to save money to start my own businesses in food and property. These businesses that will enable me to start more businesses.



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