Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Kiva Fellow? What sites do they see, what do they eat, and what is it like where they are? Kiva’s 24th class of fellows departed for their different locations around the world back in May of this year, and for many their time in the field has recently come to a close. Here are some of our favorite moments from the field to give you a taste of what these fellows have been up to:
Kiva Fellow Ayse Sabuncu stood at a landmark beauty, Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya in the local dialect of Tonga, meaning “ the smoke that thunders.”
Kiva Zip Fellow Nina Patel took in the beautiful colors of a traditional Kenyan market, including the grains and legumes of local Zip borrower Esther.
No problems in Kenya for fellow Yamaoka, who got a friendly reminder on the road.
Fellow Jennifer Turner was amazed daily at the ability men and women in Benin have to carry things on their heads. We would have toppled that bucket in minutes!
Kiva Fellows are fearless: Ayse Sabuncu hung out with a lion in her spare time at the Lions Antelope Park in Zimbabwe.
Traci Yoshiyama became familiar with this village road in Kenya; in fact, she decided to return for her fellowship to continue working with microfinance in the area.
Will Rosenheimer got a taste of a typical Nicaraguan breakfast of rice and beans, eggs, homemade tortillas, cheese, and fried plantains. Yum!
Kiva Fellow Stephanie Skinner snapped a perfect shot of another fellow in the field during their time working in Kenya.