Like most capital on Kiva, the DAF funds will be recycled through multiple loans over a period of years and at the end of the contract can either be donated to Kiva or withdrawn and donated to another charity. The Kiva DAF is an innovative way to utilize philanthropic funds and can be reused many times over, multiplying the impact.
Aurora hails from New England and has a background in communications, systems management and economic development. She first realized her passion for nonprofits leveraging social media while working in web communications at MSF. She is incredibly excited to join the content team at Kiva and explore the juncture of technology and international development more thoroughly. She spent nearly a year working in Tanzania with students and was lucky enough to witness the spirit of small-scale entrepreneurship and how it impacts communities firsthand. She holds a BA from Princeton University where she concentrated in politics and was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team. Aurora is a long-suffering, occasionally jubilant, Arsenal fan and copes with being dog-less by volunteering at the SF SPCA.