Originally from Connecticut, Christina Reyes is honored to contribute to Kiva's mission and expand the reach of microfinance in the Philippines. As an experienced marketing professional, Christina's professional career includes working in brand management on national brands including Horizon Organic, Welch's and Hot Pockets. Leveraging her Kiva experience, Christina hopes to work in the world of social enterprise upon her return. Christina received her BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She speaks conversational Spanish and understands basic Tagalog. Christina is truly excited to pay it forward to entrepreneurs in a country so dear to her heart.
As a dedicated entrepreneur, Herminia manages a busy \"sari-sari\" variety store. She utilized the Kiva loan to purchase additional inventory for the store including rice, soda, and other beverages. The business [...]
As a dedicated entrepreneur, Rutchel manages a busy food selling business with her husband. She utilized the Kiva loan to purchase additional inventory of products including vegetables, fruits, and dried fish. [...]
As a recent widow and single mom, Elda is a determined entrepreneur working hard to revitalize her business. Since she used her financial savings to pay for her husband\'s medication before his recent death, Elda [...]
Melita is a dedicated entrepreneur working hard to manage a furniture and door business with her husband Elvenio, a talented carpenter. She used her loan to purchase raw materials for the venture including wood, [...]
After trekking almost two kilometers, I found Visitacion at her beautiful home on a remote piece of land next to a riverbed in the province of Antique. Upon our arrival, she thanked us repeatedly for making the [...]