Julie Picquet graduated from UC Berkeley in 2007 with highest honors, where she studied political science with a focus in Asia. Previous to her Kiva Fellowship, Julie worked at Google, Inc. in traditional media sales and marketing. A long-time enthusiast of microfinance and sustainable development, Julie was the Public Relations Associate for the Bay Area Chapter of Wokai.org, a start-up China microfinance organization. Upon her return, Julie plans to explore the intersections between policy and international development and will attend law school in Fall 2009.
Mrs. Sina Uy, a widow with no children, lives with her widowed mother along National Road No. 1. She has been a scarf weaver for 15 years; it’s a skill she learned from her mother. In August 2008, she applied for [...]
Mr. Sophois Min has been an electrician for three years. He works in the village and in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. His wife sells Khmer noodles in the village.
Because Sophois’s commute to Phnom [...]
Mrs. Sam-un Eang and her husband have been selling fish for many years. In June 2008, she asked for a loan of $900 to purchase a new motorcycle to transport fish to sell.
The couple buys fish from the [...]
Mr. Sophorn Un has been a mason since 1995. He works in the village and nearby province, while his wife stays at home to take care of their children. In July 2008, he asked for a loan of $1,200 to repair his house [...]
Mr. Thach Hem has been driving a motor taxi since 1991. He carries people between his village and Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. His wife sells fruits. In September 2008,he applied for a loan of $1,000 [...]