Jul 31, 2012 KV Kiva HQ
By Camille Ricketts
#KivaTrip: Face-to-face with Kenya's future leaders

Earlier today, we teamed up with other Kivans, educators and partners to interview nine extraordinary undergraduates at Strathmore University in Kenya. All five interviewees are using Kiva loans to pay for tuition and other school expenses!

We were so excited to speak with them and hear firsthand how Kiva funding is helping them achieve their goals. You can watch the full recording of the interview below:

We're thrilled to be bringing you first hand accounts from the field during our time in Kenya. You can follow our adventures -- including meetings with partners and borrowers -- on Twitter by searching for #KivaTrip. We'll also be posting along the way on the Kiva Blog, so stay tuned!

This post is by Buckley White and Liz Nagle, two Kiva staff members traveling to Kenya for the first time. Their mission: To give our lenders an unfiltered view of life in the field. We hope you enjoy!

Have questions about the #KivaTrip? You can send them our way at blog@kiva.org.

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Camille brings her passion for storytelling to Kiva, where she helps create and curate online content. A longtime journalist, she started her career reporting on arts and culture for the Wall Street Journal in London and New York. In 2008, she joined San Francisco-based blog VentureBeat, writing about  green technology, policy and finance. Most recently, she worked in public relations for electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors. Outside of work, Camille volunteers as a web designer for maternal health nonprofit Saving Mothers. She holds a B.A. in women's history from Stanford University, where she also served as editor in chief of The Stanford Daily.

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