A loan of $1,700 helped to pay for one year of tuition fees and living expenses at the Maharishi Institute..


Bulelwa's story

Bulelwa is a Business Management student at the Maharishi Institute. Bulelwa 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 of Business Administration. The classes I enjoy the most are Algebra and the Science of Creative Intelligence. Through the SCI classes, I am able to know myself from within and that reflects on my studies as I can implement all that I have learned.”

What are your goals after Graduation? “I would initially like to work in the financial sector as I love numbers. But one day, I would love to run my own business, in fact a few businesses, in Johannesburg.”

Tell us about your background? “I was born and bred in Dobsonville, Soweto. I am the fourth born of eight children (five brothers and two sisters). We are a family of 11 people as my uncle also stays with us. My mother works at a major retailer as a packer but my father in unemployed. All of the children are studying – four of us in tertiary studies, three at senior school and one at junior school. I am not married and do not have children.”

What do you do in your spare time? “In my spare time I like studying and looking for creative things to do. But most of all I like going to church.”

How will the Kiva Loan change your life? “With a Kiva loan, I will be able to come to school daily as I’ll have enough money for transport. I’ll also be able to buy all the study materials that I need and will be able to happily continue with my studies.”



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