Blog posts tagged with Kiva Fellows Program
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 >>
The first generation of Mongolian entrepreneurs is now entering their country’s transitional economy. They are the first Mongolians to grow up entirely in today’s nascent, market-oriented economy, having only transitioned in 1991. Fifty-nine percent of Mongolia’s three million people are under the age of thirty. This relatively young and growing population is emerging into an economy much... Continue Reading >>
The Kiva Fellows Program offers individuals a rare opportunity to travel abroad and witness firsthand the impact and realities of microfinance, by working directly with a host microfinance institution (MFI). The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer based position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience. Past participants have found the fellowship to be a great first step in a career in microfinance... Continue Reading >>
Juhudi Kilimo, Kenya
Juhudi Kilimo CFO: "Kevin, when you’re out in Litein, make sure you ear-tag at least one cow for our Micro Insurance program.
Me: "Ummm yea, I may pass on that one, but I’ll think about it."
Microfinance… To most people this word is synonymous with providing small loans to very low-income entrepreneurs... Continue Reading >>
By Beth Ritchey, Kiva Fellows 10th Class, Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaYes, it might be the dead of winter in Mongolia, with temperatures hovering around -30 degrees Fahrenheit, but the loan products here have been turning green. Thanks to the hard work of the Eco Products Team at XacBank in Mongolia, Kiva lenders saw an introduction of 3 new types of personal consumption ‘green loans’ in December 2009:
- Energy Efficient Stoves
- Ger (yurt) covers
- Energy efficient fuel
Currently around... Continue Reading >>
Kiva Fellows are short-term volunteers who work with a specific Kiva field partner for three months or more. They help to bridge the gap between Kiva lenders and our field partners throughout the world sending stories and data back to Kiva HQ and the lending community. Kiva Fellows possess travel experience,...Continue Reading >>
The director of the Kiva Fellows Program, JD Bergeron, will be hosting an event with one of the KFP Coordinators and several former Kiva Fellows at MIT campus in Cambridge this Tuesday, December 1st. If you're in the Boston area, this is your chance to ask questions about Kiva or the Kiva Fellows Program to Kiva staff in a face-to-face, informal setting.
The evening will begin with a 40-minute presentation and Q&... Continue Reading >>