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

Emmah's story

Emmah is a Business Management Student at the Maharishi Institute. Emmah is 21 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 Bachelor of Business Administration. The classes I enjoy the most are the consciousness-based classes as I get to learn more about knowing myself.”

What are your goals after graduation?

“I would like to work in either Marketing or Sales, in order to make money to start my own business. While I would like to work in Johannesburg, I would also like to travel.”

Tell us about your background.

“I was born in Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape. I was raised by both my parents with two brothers and two sisters. My mother is not employed and my father works as a taxi driver. I am not married and do not have children.”

What do you do in your spare time?

“In my spare time I read novels and enjoy playing sports, especially netball.”

How will the Kiva loan change your life?

“A loan will enable me to focus on my studies and not worry about fee payment. I will also be able to change the situation at home.”

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