I was blessed enough to have been able to travel all around the world. A commonality I saw everywhere is how essential small businesses are to the economic well-being of the communities and countries as a whole. If we could loan out a fraction of what we spend in a month on ourselfs then the world would change in our generation for the better
After really finding a soul mate in Kiva's principles I have decided to apply to the Kiva Fellows Programme and am delighted they accepted me. I am now off to Washington DC to work on their exciting new Kiva Zip Pilot
Aug 15, 2010
Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Christina lived in Vancouver for many years before moving to London, where she works as a Business Analyst and Project Manager in areas as diverse as Media, Oil Trading and the Prison Service. Sharing a love of travel and photography with her photojournalist husband, she travels as much as possible, preferably on long, slow, overland trips such as the ten-month honeymoon drive from Vancouver to El Salvador and back. On a previous trip, she became acquainted with the marginalized tribes of Gujarat in India, and recognized how micro-financing helped people on the fringes of society. After trying to build her own charity in helping and working with the tribes, she found a soulmate in Kiva's principles. After applying to the Kiva Fellows Program, she and her husband received joyous news that they are expecting their first child next year - and so, in addition to her work as a Kiva Zip Fellow, Christina will be working on creating a future Kiva Lender.