It’s been a whirlwind week here in the office as we welcomed our 24th class of Kiva Fellows to HQ. They converged from eight countries for five days of intensive training with our staff before they head out to work directly with our field partners later next week.
Kiva relies on the efforts of tremendous volunteers, including our fellows, to ensure our lenders’ capital gets to the people who need it to improve their business, families and communities.
During their fellowship, Kiva Fellows help set up and support our microfinance partners and meet with Kiva borrowers at their homes and businesses. Kiva Zip Fellows in the U.S. and Kenya will be expanding our growing trustee network and will be vital in helping scale our direct, person-to-person lending platform, Kiva Zip.