I believe in the power of micro-finance and in Kiva.
I am currently working as a volunteer for Kiva in Philippines.
Mar 16, 2009
I was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. I lived in Kathmandu for 18 years before coming to United States for the undergraduate program in Vassar College. I majored in Physics and Economics. I had a lot of fun at Vassar. I spent my junior year at Dartmouth College, as part of an engineering exchange program. After finishing at Vassar, I went back to Dartmouth to finish up my engineering degree and ended up getting a Masters in Engineering Management in June 2009. I am planning to join a PhD program in economics soon. But before that, I want to volunteer for Kiva and travel around the globe. I have been placed as a Kiva fellow in Philippines. I am soo excited!
Dear Kiva lender,
Precila is doing well and is happy with her loan. She used PHP 5,500 to buy fertilizers and plants for her nursery and the rest to buy items for her variety store. She uses the profits to [...]
Dear Kiva lenders,
The borrower profile of Joey Macasinag above is incomplete. Joey actually owns three different businesses. Apart from his variety store, Joey owns and drives a Jeepney*. He also has a [...]
Dear Kiva Lenders,
It came to our attention that the profile picture posted for Linda Bando was incorrect. Please see her correct picture below.
Linda used her PHP 15,000 loan to buy a burger maker, a [...]
Dear Kiva borrowers,
Susan has been busy! She used her PHP 8,000 loan from you to make sausages and hams, and they were sold out the very next day! Susan then reinvested her capital and profits to buy [...]
Deonila used her PHP 18,000 loan from you and other Kiva lenders to buy 3 sacks of rice, soft drinks, liquor, and grocery items for her Sari-sari* store. She wishes to fill out the empty shelves in her store and [...]