Shirley received a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley. Although she never stepped foot outside the country until after she graduated from college, Shirley has since traveled to 76 cities in 15 countries. She will be serving her fellowship in Cambodia, soon to be the latest addition to her count of countries visited. Shirley brings a background in finance having worked as an Analyst in the real estate group of a bulge bracket investment bank and, more recently, an Associate in the private equity group of a sovereign wealth fund. Shirley is looking forward to utilizing her skills to help build long-term sustainability in emerging markets via microfinance.
Due to recent questions from Kiva lenders, I would like to clear up some confusion regarding Mr. Sovan Mee\'s link to a publicized criminal investigation.
AMK went back to survey this [...]
Ounn Chin was unable to purchase a water machine with the loan. Instead, he used it to treat his wife. His wife has been seeing a doctor once a month for seven years due to complications in her stomach and throat. [...]
Mr. Mean Moeng and his wife are farmers who cultivate rice. With the loan, the couple was able to purchase fertilizer and hire laborers to work in their three-hectares of land. They rotate tasks among 20 laborers, [...]
Mrs. Kheoun Eim owns one hectare of land to cultivate rice. Her crop is highly dependent on the seasonal changes in this area. It is currently monsoon season in Cambodia, which means the rain (the only source of [...]
Mrs. Sim Un obtained her loan in time for the rice growing season. She used the loan to purchase fertilizer for her crops. Mrs. Sim Un hired four people to help with cultivating; however, she will not need to hire [...]