Stephanie is a San Francisco local who spent her childhood in Manila, Philippines. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University as well as an associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and most recently worked for Eileen Fisher, a sustainable women’s apparel designer. She has also worked on numerous public relations campaigns for consumer tech clients in Silicon Valley. Stephanie is excited to begin work in microfinance and help bring choices to international borrowers on behalf of Kiva in Cambodia.
Over the past 3 months, I have had been able to spend time in this warm and welcoming country, and met with a number of CREDIT entrepreneurs while performing a routine borrower verification, a Kiva requirement of [...]
Thank you for your recent loan to Phanna Doeung! Phanna is 25 years old and lives on an island in the Mekong River, 15 km from Cambodia\'s capital of Phnom Penh. She has been a silk weaver since she was 17, and [...]
Thank you for your recent loan to Saroeurn Loek! As a Kiva Fellow in Cambodia, I had the opportunity to meet with Saroeurn and hear more about her loan through Kiva and MAXIMA.
Saroeurn\'s mother first [...]
Thank you for your loan to Channy Lim! Channy\'s life is not an easy one—after her husband passed away two years ago, she is tasked with raising four sons and a daughter on her own. Channy works seven days a week, [...]
As the Kiva Fellow working with MAXIMA in Cambodia, I was able to visit Khoem Khiev, a garment factory worker living near National Road Number 5 outside of Phnom Penh. Khiev used her loan to purchase a motorbike [...]