You must give to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing. -Albert Schweitzer
Apr 14, 2009
Monica was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her interest in Latin America stemmed from her first trip to Central America in 2003 to visit Costa Rica. After witnessing firsthand the economic hardships and huge divide of classes she was determined to return. In college, Monica went on to study in Queretaro, Mexico, as well as Quito, Ecuador. She is currently a manager at a credit union in Torrance, California. She is also an entrepreneur herself; she designs and creates her own jewelry, which she sells through her online shop. Monica is looking forward to continuing her work in Latin America as a Kiva Fellow and to helping with the financial situations of those less economically fortunate.