Brent is a California native with a background in non-profits focused on grassroots social change. He worked as a community organizer outside Boston and was the statewide grassroots coordinator for the Citizen’s Campaign in New Jersey. He spent several years working with New York’s immigrant communities as an organizer with 1199 SEIU, where his team helped thousands of home care workers establish unions and campaign for livable wages and health care. Brent has traveled extensively, volunteered with a community health program in India, and refuses to return from this fellows placement without learning to cook at least one delicious local dish. He was drawn to Kiva by his longstanding desire to do more for poverty in developing countries, and his enthusiasm for innovative ideas that empower more people to improve their lives. Brent graduated from Harvard University with a degree in government, and plans to pursue an MBA focused on social enterprise.
Luis is a merchant in Managua, and applied for his Kiva loan to invest in his business. He used the money from his loan to purchase materials like ceramics. The result of his loan was very god, because he was [...]
Nidia has her business selling clothes, as well as a book store. She used the money from her loan to invest in her business, and will need another loan to continue investing in her business. She recommends [...]
Delicious things are happening on the outskirts of the capital of Nicaragua, with a little help from lenders on Kiva.
Rosa Argentina Calero Mendoza has her business here selling various foods she makes at [...]
Johanna is running a pulperia in her home, a sort of neighborhood convenience store that is common here in the capital of Nicaragua, where she sells various food staples and snacks. The space she has for her [...]
If you’re ever hungry and strolling through barrio Rene Cisneros, a low income neighborhood in the capital of Nicaragua, be sure to stop in at the home of Alejandra Virginia Torrez Solis around lunch time. [...]