When I was first assigned to Newark for my Kiva fellowship, I didn’t know what to expect. I live in Manhattan and up until that point the only time I had been to Newark was to go to the airport. My first introduction to the real Newark was through a group of local organizations that serve as trustees with Kiva Zip. Kiva Zip trustees are responsible for sourcing Kiva Zip borrowers, reviewing their business and personal finances, vouching for their character, and publicly endorsing them on the Kiva Zip website.
I met with a number of... Continue Reading >>