Beverly is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and has spent the last four years enjoying the bicoastal life as she studied International Relations in her undergraduate program at Boston University. Upon graduation, she interned with the marketing and development team at Asia Society Northern California where she had the opportunity to engage with experts and leaders in the fields of Asian arts and culture, business, policy, and sustainability. After spending a semester living in Shanghai, where she improved her Mandarin and worked for the American Chamber of Commerce, she is now eager to return to China to teach English to students in rural regions. Aside from exploring the world through books, art, stories, food, movies and travelling, she is also passionate about increasing global citizenship and excited to delve into the world of international development by joining Kiva’s marketing team. Currently, she is training for the San Francisco half marathon and can be found watching random TV shows and movies from Jeopardy to Netflix documentaries about gang wars in her free time.

Kiva Blog Updates

May 14, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva’s loans come in all shapes, sizes and languages. Lucky for us, there’s a team of hard- working multilingual volunteers on Kiva’s Review and Translation (RTP) team who make it possible for us to get these loans onto the site!

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Mar 20, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Wondering what our fellows are up to? See what makes their field placement unique by taking a look at the foods they are eating and what keeps them inspired everyday!

Kiva Fellow Semone Aye, Myanmar:
Catfish noodle soup? Yes please! Mohinga is a staple in Burmese cuisine, and what many Burmese would call "comfort food." Each region of Myanmar has its own variation of the recipe. #myanmar #chili... Continue Reading >>
Feb 9, 2015
Let’s make Valentine’s Day truly sweet for Kiva borrowers around the world! You are invited to participate in Kiva’s Loan Love Lightning Round, a flash fund to help support our food producing and vending borrowers. Our goal is to fund 1,400 food businesses by February 14!
Food producers and vendors help support their families and communities in many ways that range from managing farms to selling home-cooked products in local marketplaces. Funding will allow them to do everything from diversifying their selection of crops to buying...
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