Originally from Massachusetts, Josh graduated from Duke University in 2006. As an undergraduate, Josh studied biology, with an emphasis on ecology and environmental science, and philosophy. Upon graduation, Josh embarked upon a tour of the Middle East, traveling through Israel and Turkey, before returning to Boston to work at a boutique consulting firm that specializes in market due diligence for private equity firms. In his spare time, Josh likes to travel, plays in a soccer league, and volunteers with a non-profit called GOTO in Boston. He has always had a strong academic interest in international economic development and is excited to gain experience working in the field and to serve such an innovative organization.
I spoke with Ma. Luz Soledad just the other day about her business. As you know, she is in the livestock business. She has several caribao which she cares for, and also a duck-raising operation. Right now she [...]
I spoke with Nenita yesterday to get an update on how her business is doing. We met at her weekly center meeting and discussed what was happening with her sari sari store. She is making about 2,000 pesos per [...]
It has only been a few months since Elma took her loan, but it is always a good time for an update. She is doing well, and has spent some of her loan already to buy rice, soft drinks, and the usual daily needs [...]
Eleanor sells dry goods, retails rice, and sells soft drinks in her store. She also sells bread. She has had the business for about 15 years, but has only spent 9 years in Project Dungganon. Becoming a client [...]
Melanie took a loan of 12,000 pesos, or about $275, which was filled by you, the Kiva lenders. Her business is buying fish, crabs, and shrimps in the public market. She buys fish from the fishermen, and goes on [...]