Originally from California, Rachel relocated to Seattle after attending the University of Washington. She worked as a technical writer and online producer for Adobe and Microsoft and volunteered with Children's Trust Foundation and Childhaven. She has spent the last four years living in Paris and then Johannesburg, and recently settled in Nairobi. While in South Africa, Rachel volunteered with the Treatment Action Campaign, South African School Children's Help Appeal, and Vuselela HIV Centre, in addition to editing loan descriptions for Kiva.
Last week, I visited Ngeno Kipkemoi as part of a borrower verification that Kiva completes with all its field partners. Along with his loan officer John and several neighbors, I toured his farm and saw the three [...]
Dear Kiva Lender,
Thank you for supporting entrepreneurs in Kenya! We are happy to be writing to you as the two Kiva Fellows working with Juhudi Kilimo. Juhudi is one of Kiva's newest Field Partners in Kenya, [...]