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

Nompumelelo's story

Nompumelelo is a Business Management Student at the Maharishi Institute. Nompumelelo is 28 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 Arts in Business Administration. The classes I enjoy the most are Business English, Financial Accounting and Economics.”

What are your goals after graduation?

“After completing my degree, I would like to work for a year before starting a part-time law degree.”

Tell us about your background.

“I live with my father who is a security guard at the local library in Katlehong. I am an only child but now I have a child of my own, which motivates me to ensure that I can provide a future for her.”

What do you do in your spare time?

“I enjoy watching movies, but I prefer spending quality time with my child, as I don’t see enough of her, being at school most of the time.”

How will the Kiva loan change your life?

“A loan from Kiva would enable me to pay for transport to the university every day, as my father’s income is only enough to buy groceries.”

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