Bryan recently graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he obtained a B.A. in Business with concentrations in Accounting and International Management and a minor in Spanish. From 2004-2005, he lived, studied and volunteered at a local marine biology station in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. After returning to the U.S., he completed a sales internship with NBC in his hometown of San Diego. Since graduating, he has traveled extensively through Central and South America, and touched down in Europe and North Africa. Bryan brings a background in accounting having worked as an audit associate for KPMG LLP, where he developed an interest in microcredit. Desiring to combine his passion for travel with his background education and an inherent urge to help others, he accepted one of Kiva's first roaming borrower verification fellowships. In his travels around Peru, he hopes to pick a few words of Quechua, play soccer with locals and try to squeeze in a surf in the North.
Juan used his most recent loan to purchase supplies necessary to plant and maintain several blocks of pineapple. Juan was one of AFODENIC\'s first clients in the area and he has never had any payment problems, in [...]
Ricardo used his most recent loan to purchase supplies for his pineapple farm. Like most farmers in the area, Ricardo is excited for rainy season because that is when their production increases. Ricardo has been [...]
Roger used his most recent loan to purchase materials necessary to prepare a piece of his land to plant pineapples. He says he is looking forward to the start of rainy season so that his production will increase. [...]
Armando used his most recent loan to purchase materials for use on his farm, primarily in the cultivation of plantains. In addition to plantains, Armando also grows avocados, cacao, beans, bananas, coconuts and [...]
Estela used her most recent loan to purchase the materials necessary to make several improvements to her home. In particular, she wishes to put tile flooring in the main room of the house, which is currently [...]