Mario Ariza spent his teenage years in Ghana and Egypt before returning to the United States to attend university in his home state of Virginia. After a decade, he was eventually compelled to return to the developing world and took a job at an investment bank in Ghana, where he implemented a pension fund for fishermen. Admittedly cynical of traditional aid models, he seeks market-based solutions to economic development, which is what attracted him to the Kiva fellows program.
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