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

Rockney's story

Rockney is a Business Management Student at the Maharishi Institute. Rockney 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 am studying Bachelor of Business Administration and I love all aspects of business. The classes I enjoy the most are Human Resources and Accounting.”

What are your goals after graduation?

“I would like to buy a well-known franchise like Kentucky Fried Chicken. I would also like to work overseas as this will allow me to travel which is something that I love to do.“

Tell us about your background.

“I am the first-born of two children, born in Randfontein in 1988. I lost both my parents while I was still young, and my grandmother raised us, playing an important role as our guardian and financial provider. This is very difficult for her as she provides for six grandchildren even though she is a pensioner. I am not married and don’t have children yet as I am more passionate about education, so want to complete my studies first.”

What do you do in your spare time?

“I am very keen on sport but I also read books on business and making money. I also like socialising with successful business people to gain wisdom from them on how to be successful in life.”

How will the Kiva loan change your life?

“A Kiva loan would provide me with some financial stability as I have no regular income to pay for my studies. My life would then be free from financial worries and I would be able to concentrate on my studies. It would be a turning point in providing for my needs of school fees and transport money.”

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