everyone should have access to credit (and preferably savings but that's a harder beast to deal with!)
I conduct economic research on the impact of microfinance in rural India.
Apr 21, 2008
Nathan graduated from UC Davis in 2006 with degrees in Economics and International Relations. While studying, his global emphasis was on Africa where he was very interested in the post-colonial political landscape. When he had the chance to study abroad he went to the University of Ghana in Legon where he conducted an independent research project on Ghanaian International Migration Patterns. His conclusions and experiences led him to believe that individuals seem to have a greater impact on localized development than governments and large organizations such as the IMF. Upon graduating from UC Davis, Nathan became a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and later started the Account Management program for a green-minded start-up called TheGreenOffice.com. Nathan's plans after being a Kiva Fellow in Hanoi, Vietnam include earning his M.A. in International Development to eventually pursue a career in microfinance.
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