I wake up every single day with a deep feeling of gratitude for every opportunity I have received in my life. Therefore, I now want to contribute and give back all that is in my hands to create an improved reality with more and better opportunities for a social entrepreneurial world.
May 21, 2012
Felipe grew up in Bogota, Colombia and lived there until he was 17. After that, he went to college in Spain and graduated of Business Administration from the University of Salamanca. On his last year of university he went on exchange to the Netherlands and participated in several entrepreneurial projects around the country. When he finished there and after working for a Bank in Spain during the summit of the financial crisis, his passion for Buddhism led him for a spiritual search. He then took off to Nepal where he volunteered as an English Teach at a Buddhist monastery in the hills of Kathmandu. As an avid and curious traveller, Felipe took part in a Charity Challenge trek to the Anapurna Base Camp in support of an orphanage. His life goal of becoming a mass recruiter of world social entrepreneurs has led them into the world of micro finance and that is how he got to know Kiva. He first had the privilege of working for a Kiva Field Partner in Colombia as the coordinator of the project and now he is thrilled about being a Kiva Zip Fellow in Africa.