Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something.
I study culture, microfinance, & health.
+ Kiva Fellows 15th Class - Ecuador
+ Fulbright - 2012-2013 - Ecuador
Dec 1, 2010
Megan is currently pursuing a doctorate in cultural anthropology at Southern Methodist University, concentrating on researching human health, economic development, and globalization, with a particular focus on microfinance. In the first grade, she acquired the desire to travel the world and work to improve the lives of others while listening to a Jesuit missionary discuss his humanitarian missions to Papua New Guinea at her Pennsylvania elementary school. Fifteen years later, while a student at IUP, she made her first journey abroad on an archaeology study trip to Belize and Guatemala. This trip confirmed the goal she had since a young age and she decided to become an anthropologist to study the puzzles of overcoming humanity's struggles. Her anthropological work took her to Spain, Peru, Mexico, and Bolivia. Megan is looking forward to launching her partnership with Kiva and helping FODEMI, her host MFI in Ecuador, learn every aspect of their new partnership with Kiva. She hopes the Kiva Fellowship will mark the beginning of a long career exploring microfinance.
Saludos desde Ecuador (Greetings from Ecuador)! You are receiving this update because you helped fund a loan of one of Kiva\'s newest field partners, FODEMI, located in the northern and central Ecuadorian Andes. [...]
Greetings for Ecuador! Thank you for supporting Maria Lucia & Roland\'s Band with a loan! I recently had the opportunity to travel to visit Maria Lucia\'s home near Otavalo. I was led to a room in their home that [...]
Greetings for Ecuador! Thank you for supporting Graciela with a loan! I recently had the opportunity to meet with Graciela at her food stall in Ecuador. She invested her loan in supplies for her food stall and is [...]