Blog posts tagged with fellows

Nov 11, 2014 AZ Azerbaijan, GH Ghana, ID Indonesia, MM Myanmar, PY Paraguay
Caroline Dorr, KF25 in Indonesia


Rice is everywhere here in Bali, Indonesia! Rice (or “nasi” in Indonesian) is the staple food here and is eaten every day by almost all Indonesians. Not only is rice the staple food, but it is also a staple crop. Beautiful sprawling rice terraces make up much of the country’s landscape. The lush, green rice paddies turn to a golden yellow just before the rice is ready to be harvested. My favorite rice dishes here are steamed rice with various tasty sides (nasi campur) or fried rice with veggies (nasi... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2014 AZ Azerbaijan, GH Ghana, KE Kenya, MW Malawi, MM Myanmar

Duen Krittika, KF25 in Myanmar

I learned that most of the farmers in Delta area in Myanmar, they have a duck farm for their second income. They buy baby ducks, raise them and sell the eggs. I want to support them with Kiva loan!

...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2014 JO Jordan, MW Malawi, MZ Mozambique, TL Timor-Leste, VN Vietnam

There were too many posts from our fellows in the field to choose from, so we had to double up and share some more with you this week!

Caroline Dorr, KF25 in Timor-Leste



I was so happy to find this little coffee shop here in Timor-Leste! Although many farmers grow coffee here, most...

Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2014 ID Indonesia, JO Jordan, NI Nicaragua, US United States
It’s hard to believe our 25th class of fellows (KF25) has been in the field for nearly 6 weeks now. They’ve already accomplished so much outstanding work with our field partners and trustees and have reported some great stories with fantastic pictures. 
 
Here are some highlights we couldn’t resist sharing with you:
 
Ignacio in Nicaragua stops by for lunch at Kiva borrower Blanca’s food stand.
 

Caroline captures an amazing sunset in Bali.
...
Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2014 KH Cambodia, SV El Salvador, IN India, US United States, VN Vietnam
Vardah Malik, KF25 in Vietnam

After visiting the Ho Chi Minh Museum and Mausoleum in Hanoi, a colleague and I grabbed some street food. That's vermicelli noodles, tofu and spring rolls you're seeing. Delish.

Trista Li, KF25 in Chicago, USA

Pumpkins are in! Halloween is coming! Chicago is a town that is much charming!
 
I have to say that I had a great first week. The...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Have you ever wondered how a relatively small non-profit organization in San Francisco has managed to work effectively in more than 65 countries around the world? Or how new initiatives like Kiva Zip have scaled to over $1 million in loan volume within 17 months of launching?

While there are many factors that have contributed to these successes, one thing is certain -- Kiva would not be where it is today without the support and contributions of its Kiva Fellows.



Kiva's 20th class of Kiva Fellows before heading out into the field.
... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
This is a guest post contributed by Kiva Fellow Esther Honig, who is stationed with our partner Fondo Esperanza in Chile.

In a rural town outside the southern city of Curico, Chile, I’m sitting at a small fold-out table with a 60-year-old Kiva borrower. I’ve just taken photos of her posing proudly inside her business, a small cinder block restaurant that she’s owned for the past 10 years. She’s flattered to have her picture taken and to know that thousands will see her on the internet. But, in order for Kiva to use any of these images, she must... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month?

This is a particularly special time for us at Kiva, as so much of our operations rely on the dedication and support of our 500+ volunteers around the world!



Close to 500 Kiva Fellows have helped us make sure our partnerships are running smoothly.

Kiva supporters volunteer their time in a number of ways to fuel our mission. Whether they be interns gaining work experience in our office, Kiva Fellows traveling the world, or multi-lingual editors translating loans... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
With our 20th class of fellows currently in the field, the Kiva Fellows Program is well into reviewing applications for the next wave (dubbed KF21).

This next class happens to fall during the summer, giving graduate students the opportunity to gain invaluable field experience during their summer breaks. While the typical Kiva Fellow spends 16 weeks in the field, we also offer a small number of shorter-term fellowships during our summer class to accommodate these students. No doubt this has contributed to the all-time high in applications received -- up 36% from last class, and up... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

After an intensive 5-day training course here at Kiva HQ, our 20th class of Kiva Fellows is heading out into the field!

Altogether, 26 Fellows are traveling to our partner organizations in 31 countries on 5 continents around the world. On top of that, 12 Fellows from the previous classes are heading to new assignments to keep Kiva running smoothly.

For the next 4 months, they'll work closely with our partners to support...
Continue Reading >>

Blog posts tagged with fellows

Nov 11, 2014 AZ Azerbaijan, GH Ghana, ID Indonesia, MM Myanmar, PY Paraguay
Caroline Dorr, KF25 in Indonesia


Rice is everywhere here in Bali, Indonesia! Rice (or “nasi” in Indonesian) is the staple food here and is eaten every day by almost all Indonesians. Not only is rice the staple food, but it is also a staple crop. Beautiful sprawling rice terraces make up much of the country’s landscape. The lush, green rice paddies turn to a golden yellow just before the rice is ready to be harvested. My favorite rice dishes here are steamed rice with various tasty sides (nasi campur) or fried rice with veggies (nasi... Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2014 AZ Azerbaijan, GH Ghana, KE Kenya, MW Malawi, MM Myanmar

Duen Krittika, KF25 in Myanmar

I learned that most of the farmers in Delta area in Myanmar, they have a duck farm for their second income. They buy baby ducks, raise them and sell the eggs. I want to support them with Kiva loan!

...

Continue Reading >>
Nov 11, 2014 JO Jordan, MW Malawi, MZ Mozambique, TL Timor-Leste, VN Vietnam

There were too many posts from our fellows in the field to choose from, so we had to double up and share some more with you this week!

Caroline Dorr, KF25 in Timor-Leste



I was so happy to find this little coffee shop here in Timor-Leste! Although many farmers grow coffee here, most...

Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2014 ID Indonesia, JO Jordan, NI Nicaragua, US United States
It’s hard to believe our 25th class of fellows (KF25) has been in the field for nearly 6 weeks now. They’ve already accomplished so much outstanding work with our field partners and trustees and have reported some great stories with fantastic pictures. 
 
Here are some highlights we couldn’t resist sharing with you:
 
Ignacio in Nicaragua stops by for lunch at Kiva borrower Blanca’s food stand.
 

Caroline captures an amazing sunset in Bali.
...
Continue Reading >>
Oct 10, 2014 KH Cambodia, SV El Salvador, IN India, US United States, VN Vietnam
Vardah Malik, KF25 in Vietnam

After visiting the Ho Chi Minh Museum and Mausoleum in Hanoi, a colleague and I grabbed some street food. That's vermicelli noodles, tofu and spring rolls you're seeing. Delish.

Trista Li, KF25 in Chicago, USA

Pumpkins are in! Halloween is coming! Chicago is a town that is much charming!
 
I have to say that I had a great first week. The...
Continue Reading >>
May 5, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Have you ever wondered how a relatively small non-profit organization in San Francisco has managed to work effectively in more than 65 countries around the world? Or how new initiatives like Kiva Zip have scaled to over $1 million in loan volume within 17 months of launching?

While there are many factors that have contributed to these successes, one thing is certain -- Kiva would not be where it is today without the support and contributions of its Kiva Fellows.



Kiva's 20th class of Kiva Fellows before heading out into the field.
... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
This is a guest post contributed by Kiva Fellow Esther Honig, who is stationed with our partner Fondo Esperanza in Chile.

In a rural town outside the southern city of Curico, Chile, I’m sitting at a small fold-out table with a 60-year-old Kiva borrower. I’ve just taken photos of her posing proudly inside her business, a small cinder block restaurant that she’s owned for the past 10 years. She’s flattered to have her picture taken and to know that thousands will see her on the internet. But, in order for Kiva to use any of these images, she must... Continue Reading >>
Apr 4, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month?

This is a particularly special time for us at Kiva, as so much of our operations rely on the dedication and support of our 500+ volunteers around the world!



Close to 500 Kiva Fellows have helped us make sure our partnerships are running smoothly.

Kiva supporters volunteer their time in a number of ways to fuel our mission. Whether they be interns gaining work experience in our office, Kiva Fellows traveling the world, or multi-lingual editors translating loans... Continue Reading >>
Mar 3, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
With our 20th class of fellows currently in the field, the Kiva Fellows Program is well into reviewing applications for the next wave (dubbed KF21).

This next class happens to fall during the summer, giving graduate students the opportunity to gain invaluable field experience during their summer breaks. While the typical Kiva Fellow spends 16 weeks in the field, we also offer a small number of shorter-term fellowships during our summer class to accommodate these students. No doubt this has contributed to the all-time high in applications received -- up 36% from last class, and up... Continue Reading >>
Jan 1, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

After an intensive 5-day training course here at Kiva HQ, our 20th class of Kiva Fellows is heading out into the field!

Altogether, 26 Fellows are traveling to our partner organizations in 31 countries on 5 continents around the world. On top of that, 12 Fellows from the previous classes are heading to new assignments to keep Kiva running smoothly.

For the next 4 months, they'll work closely with our partners to support...
Continue Reading >>