I've met with many borrowers and seen first-hand the impact it's had on their lives!
I am a Class 12 Kiva Fellow! I have fallen in love with the field of social enterprise, and have worked with Grameen Bank, Fundación Paraguaya (one of Kiva's Field Partners), and Acumen Fund. For more, visit my website!
Brittany recently graduated from Global College, the only university in the United States where students can base 3.5 years of their residency abroad. With a degree in Global Studies and a concentration in Economic Development, Brittany has studied and worked in Taiwan, Thailand, India, Turkey, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, and Paraguay. She has worked with Grameen Bank and Grameen Solutions (a software development subsidiary of Grameen Bank) in Bangladesh, working on mHealth applications for mobile devices and analyzing Grameen borrowers in the field. In Paraguay, she worked with Fundacin Paraguaya in their Kiva department, promoting borrowers and their businesses through social media platforms. With her final semester in New York, Brittany worked with Acumen Fund as an administrator to their online community of 3,000+ members, and was involved in New York for Acumens spring *Spark! benefit. Currently, she is a micro-finance ambassador for iShop4Microfinance.org. Brittany is passionate about social enterprise and micro-finance, and is excited to join Kiva as a fellow for Faulu Kenya in Nairobi. She plans to join the Peace Corps as a community development volunteer in 2011, and hopes to get an MBA with a concentration in social innovation in the future. You can read more about her travels at brittanygoesglobal.com
Today we\'d like to give a very special thank you to Brian (http://www.kiva.org/lender/brian5281), one of our top individual lenders on Kiva. Brian has been supporting Kiva for nearly 5 years now and has lended [...]