because I believe in what Kiva is doing to fight global poverty.
I work at at-risk teenagers to help empower them with the skills to successfully navigate life.
Nov 29, 2009
Jill originates from Wisconsin, but has lived in Los Angeles the past eight years. Jill’s passion for international development began at the age of 18 when she took her first volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic. As an occupational therapist, Jill has channeled her passions and interests in the mental health field by working with at-risk teens. Her training and skill set have allowed her to transfer her knowledge and apply it to psycho-social care training for international relief and development organizations. Jill has had experience with Partners for Relief and Development and the International Development and Relief Board. Her flexible schedule (and bosses) has allowed her to live in Morocco and travel/volunteer in Spain, Zambia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Burma. It is through these experiences that Jill was led to be a Kiva donor and now, participate in the Kiva Fellows Program. While living in the Philippines and working with CCT, Jill is excited to continue to hone her skills in microfinance and development. Jill speaks conversational Spanish and is hoping this will help her learn Spanish-influenced Tagalog.
"Changing Lives. Strengthening Families. Empowering Communities. Transforming the Nation". This was the sentiment printed on all the materials for the 20th Anniversary Celebration the Center for Community [...]