Caree was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. She pursued a degree in Illustration, only to discover upon completion of her studies, that she did not truly enjoy this line of work. Seeking a career with deeper satisfaction, Caree ventured out to see the world through an English teaching position in Japan. Through this position and travels throughout South East Asia, she uncovered a passion for communication and bridging cultural divides that she didn’t know she had. She altered her career to match her new mission. Since returning to Colorado 6 years ago, Caree has been working in the non-profit sector, teaching English, job readiness and GED to immigrants, refugees, and single mothers transitioning off of government assistance. Now thoroughly enjoying her work, Caree would like to return to school to obtain a Master’s in International Policy starting in June, 2011. Micro-finance as a means to realizing self-sufficiency is an area of great interest to Caree and she is ecstatic to be joining Kiva and supporting their mission with entrepreneurs in Armenia.
As the Kiva Fellow working with SEF International in Armenia, I sometimes am offered wonderful opportunities to meet with borrowers. I recently paid a visit to Goris and to Gagik\'s farm to see how things were [...]
As the Kiva Fellow working with SEF International in Armenia, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Vardan and his family and wanted to share the update and experience with all of the fantastic people that [...]
Anahit Karapetyan had loaned a sum of money to a friend who kept postponing the payment.She gave up the idea of receiving it back. Then the person suddenly gave back the borrowed sum, and Anahit was able to pay [...]
With the loan\'s help Sos Baghdasaryan was able to bring in new clothing stock. Soon after that his relatives from abroad paid off his loan and invited Sos to join their business abroad. The customer and his [...]
Thanks to the loan Henrik Hovhannisyan was able to purchase 25 beehives. Before this business development Henrik\'s family was experiencing serious financial difficulties. Henrik was determined to improve his [...]