As a student of international development, I'm interested in market-based solutions to poverty. I like the fact that Kiva helps microfinance institutions around the world expand the number of people they can serve.
I'm currently a graduate student, working toward a Master's Degree in International Relations at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Prior to becoming a student again, I worked as a Social Worker in the Boston area.
Jan 7, 2009
Courtney is finishing up a Master's Degree in Law and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University with concentrations in Human Security and Humanitarian Studies. Courtney's experience in the Peace Corps working on a fish farming project in rural Zambia first piqued her interest in international development and poverty alleviation. Last summer she worked with a San Diego based NGO, Project Concern International, on public health and humanitarian assistance projects at their office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Courtney is looking forward to gaining experience in the world of microfinance and is excited to return to Latin America, where she had the opportunity to study abroad some years back.
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Yesterday I visited Lily at her home to talk about her business venture. Lily now has a small home-based manicure/pedicure business. Manicures and pedicures are very popular in the city of Pucallpa where she [...]
Yesterday I had a chance to visit Yerli at her small home-based restaurant, where she serves breakfast from Monday to Saturday from 6:00 am until the late morning. Yerli serves her meals on her front porch. She [...]
Last week I had a chance to visit with Teresa and learn how her business ventures are doing. Teresa is a very busy woman at the moment. She has two businesses: catering and juice sales. Teresa has had her juice [...]
Last week I visited Elizabeth at her home to talk about how her business is doing. Elizabeth sells cooked food in front of her home every evening from Monday to Saturday. She sells regional dishes such as juanes [...]