Lina Goldberg is originally from New York and was raised in California. Lina worked at Google for five years, first in California then in Dublin, and most recently in London. Before joining Google, she worked as a private investigator and volunteered for the Homeless Youth Alliance in San Francisco. She has spent the last nine months traveling through Asia and South America sampling the local delicacies. Lina has been a Kiva lender since 2008 and supports her love of street food through her loans to food vendors.
Dear Kiva Lenders,
I was recently a Kiva Fellow at MAXIMA for 13 weeks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. During this time I had the chance to meet dozens of borrowers, hear their stories and learn more about how [...]
Last week I stopped by Samnang Sum\'s house where I got to meet his his daughter Somavatey. Somavatey is 19 and in training to become a wedding planner in decorator. When she was younger she was able to finish [...]
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Pisey San on an island in the Mekong called Koh Dach. Koh Dach is known for it\'s historic silk-weaving industry. Pisey used her Kiva loan to purchase silk for weaving. She [...]
On Tuesday I visited Ny Keo at Koh Dach, and island in the Mekong river that is known for its silk weaving community. Ny has been a weaver for 40 years, since she was a teenager. Ny learned the craft from her [...]
Yesterday we visited Samoeun Preab in a village outside of Phnom Penh. Samoeun used the loan to purchase a new moto for his wife\'s vegetable sales business. She sells vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, salads [...]