Fellows Blog Posts by Evie

Feb 11, 2009 PH Philippines

Meet Paglaum Multipurpose Cooperative (PMPC), Kiva’s new partner in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.   

 

PMPC Board of Directors & Evie, Kiva Fellow

As a co-op, its clients are members.  They contribute savings, take loans, and earn profits as the institution increases its reach and profitability.  Since 1982 PMPC has been working in a whole range activities, including microcredit; microinsurance; off-grid solar power; rice harvesting services...

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Feb 11, 2009 PH Philippines

Meet Paglaum Multipurpose Cooperative (PMPC), Kiva’s new partner in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.   

 

PMPC Board of Directors & Evie, Kiva Fellow

As a co-op, its clients are members.  They contribute savings, take loans, and earn profits as the institution increases its reach and profitability.  Since 1982 PMPC has been working in a whole range activities, including microcredit; microinsurance; off-grid solar power; rice harvesting services...

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Dec 17, 2008 UA Ukraine

Storm clouds are gathering in Eastern Europe.  Ukraine, Hungary, and Iceland share the news headlines as the wold’s foremost victims of the global financial crisis.   Political infighting and tensions with Russia, along with a severely declining steel industry have deepened the effects across Ukraine.   There is a silver lining, but more on that later.    

In the western world, “political tensions” essentially mean that 24-hour cable networks switch to all politics, all the time.  In Ukraine, due to “political tensions” between local officials, last...

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Oct 10, 2008 UA Ukraine

Bangladesh needs microfinance.  Nigeria needs microfinance.  But Ukraine?

As a former Soviet state, home of the Orange Revolution, and under-journalized European backwater, Ukraine certainly has an image problem.  It brings to mind images of inscrutable bureaucracy, frozen winters, and monotonous apartment blocks.  Except to those of us who have visited the country or known citizens of Ukraine, it does not bring to mind the sorts of struggling poor that microfinance institutions typically serve.

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Sep 18, 2008

Hi, my name is Evie, and I’m a Kiva Fellow.  (Say it with me now: “Hi, Evie!”)  

From October 1, 2008 through October 1, 2009 I will be in the field as a Kiva Fellow.  I sit now in the Kiva office in San Francisco, training with my colleagues who will be scattered around the globe for the coming months.  In two weeks I’ll leave Seattle for three months in Kiev with HOPE Ukraine.  From there I’ll head east into Central Asia for the next three months, and then on to Cambodia for six months, before landing back in the USA next year.

As the year...

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