Originally from Toronto, Nick headed south for university to Boston, where he graduated with a B.A. in economics from Tufts in 2006. Since then he has worked in the financial industry in Boston and then back home in Toronto, where he recently completed a two year associate program in risk management at TD Bank. Outside of work, Nick's interest in entrepreneurship and volunteerism led him to realize the inefficiencies of volunteer recruitment and to create an online social application that helps connect charities and volunteers. Nick has been passionate about Kiva since he started making loans three years ago and is very excited about his upcoming fellowship, wherever it may take him.
Abra is on her third loan with FECECAV and first with Kiva. She used the loan to stock up on maize and sell it to the people in Amoussoukope who make bouille, (porridge), and pate (a maize based meal served with [...]
When I sat down Aku outside of a high school in Amouzoukopé it was a great opportunity to learn how bouille, a very popular breakfast in Togo, is made. To start, every week Aku buys maize from the local market [...]
Kodzo runs a store in Womé selling food products and basic consumer goods. I sat down with him recently and he told me a little bit about how his loan was going. Kodzo has been selling goods since he graduated [...]
Kodjo took out his first loan with FECECAV so that he could cultivate tomatoes and expand his farm in Avetonou. There are two growing seasons in Togo and Kodjo planted his tomato seeds in June, hoping for a [...]
This is Koffi’s first loan with FECECAV and with the $1,175 he bought a stove and made a few other improvements to his restaurant in Avetonou, Togo. I happened to be visiting around lunch time so I sat down and [...]