Aug 11, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
Looking for a Volunteer Web Developer!
Want to help redesign a website?  Looking for a way to put those engineering skills to use?  Need to channel some creative energy?  We have just the opportunity for you!

Kiva High School is a national network of high school students, and their respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end.  Students organize chapters of Kiva High School to join with like-minded students in their community and around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity.

As the Kiva High School Program is still in the early stages of development, we are looking to revamp our current website into something more resourceful for our users!  So if you are a web developer who is committed, has some time to give, and is interested in making our vision a reality, this could be the perfect project for you!  

If you'd like to learn more about this opportunity, please email Co-Founder and National Director of Kiva High School, Parth Shah, at

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Chelsa has been with Kiva from the beginning and was responsible for establishing Kiva's Microfinance Partnerships program where she managed a great deal of relationships with Kiva's Field Partners, primarily in Africa, and oversaw Kiva's Microfinance Operations programs; Inventory Management and Kiva's expansive Fellows Program. Chelsa is currently responsible for growing and further engaging Kiva's community through three channels: Kiva Lending Teams, Social Networks, and Events. Prior to Kiva, Chelsa was a Corporate Recruiter and Immigration Specialist with Barclays Global Investors. She returned to the U.S. following a period of extensive world travel and work abroad; including Social Work with HIV-positive children in South Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia. Chelsa received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and has completed certifications in Social Performance Management, Framework for Reporting/Analysis/Monitoring/ Evaluation (FRAME), Behavioral Interviewing/Talent Selection, Risk Management Strategies, and Human Resources Management.

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