A loan of $1,725 helped to pay for one year of tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute.


Johannah's story

Johannah is a Business Management Student at the Maharishi Institute. Johannah 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 studying for a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. The classes I enjoy the most are principles of science and creative intelligence, Human resources, Business law and ethics, Higher states of consciousness and Diet and nutrition.”

What are your goals after graduation?

“While I would be prepared to start as a receptionist to gain experience, I would like to become an auditor at an international firm such as KPMG.”

Tell us about your background?

“I was born in Pretoria in 1993. I have three sisters, Peggy, Hildah and Prudence. My father is a pharmaceutical manager at Sastel and my mother is not working. I currently live with my oldest sister and don’t have any children yet.”

What do you do in your spare time?

“I like to play music and DJ at a few clubs in the neighbourhood. I also like reading novels.”

How will the Kiva loan change your life?

“I will have no financial problems and will be able to study knowing that my fees have been paid. This will encourage me to work even harder to achieve my degree. It will also help towards my transport costs.”



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