I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to take care of their family and make their community a place that they want to live.
I'm learning about community-led poverty alleviation from an African perspective. I had the opportunity to work as a KF8 Kiva Fellow at K-MET in Kisumu, Kenya.
Jul 23, 2008
Alison, a Colorado native, currently lives near Cape Town, South Africa where she is finishing her Masters of Philosophy in Community and Development at the University of Stellenbosch. Studying, volunteering, and "doing life" in South Africa has given her the opportunity to explore the issues surrounding poverty from an African perspective. Her time as a Fellow in Kenya will serve as a basis for her research about the possibilities for Web 2.0 and development. Alison was inspired to pursue development studies after living abroad during her undergrad years at Pepperdine University, where she studied communication and met her husband/Kiva Fellow companion, Joel Carlman. Passionate about women, art, community, and sustainable development, Alison is thrilled to be working with entrepreneurs and community volunteers at K-Met in Kenya.
Greetings from Kenya!
I’m Alison Carlman, a Kiva Fellow working with K-MET in Kisumu. You’re receiving this e-mail because you contributed to a loan for one of K-MET’s borrowers on Kiva. Thank you for [...]
Dear Veronica & Joe, Deanne, Glenn, Nancy, Deedra, Diane, Emily, and Myles,
This is an update about your Kiva borrower, Carolyne. Thank you for supporting her sewing business. Carolyne used her loan money to [...]
Dear Terry, Anonymous North Carolinian, Richard, Mariette, Jason, Carol, Tai, Thursday Bubs, Kristina, Annonymous New Yorker, Dan, John, Therese, Fraser, Cindy, Larry, Devang, and Twila,
This is an update [...]
This is a message to update you about Rosemary, the Kiva borrower that you lent to in Kenya. I’m Alison, a Kiva Fellow with K-MET in Kisumu. I get the opportunity to meet with Kiva borrowers and to tell their [...]
This is an update about the Kiva borrower that you lent to in Kenya. Rosemary has a store where she sells spares for automobiles. She used the loan to buy more spares, including filters, plugs, condensers, [...]