Felipe grew up in Bogota, Colombia and lived there until he was 17. After that, he went to college in Spain and graduated of Business Administration from the University of Salamanca. On his last year of university he went on exchange to the Netherlands and participated in several entrepreneurial projects around the country. When he finished there and after working for a Bank in Spain during the summit of the financial crisis, his passion for Buddhism led him for a spiritual search. He then took off to Nepal where he volunteered as an English Teach at a Buddhist monastery in the hills of Kathmandu. As an avid and curious traveller, Felipe took part in a Charity Challenge trek to the Anapurna Base Camp in support of an orphanage. His life goal of becoming a mass recruiter of world social entrepreneurs has led them into the world of micro finance and that is how he got to know Kiva. He first had the privilege of working for a Kiva Field Partner in Colombia as the coordinator of the project and now he is thrilled about being a Kiva Zip Fellow in Africa.

Fellows Blog Posts by Felipe Moreno

Apr 7, 2013 GO Global Update

It is certainly a good question. One that we should always keep in mind as we advance in our life paths. Answering it accordingly should be enough to further one’s mission, or at least to keep oneself well motivated when the horizon does not look that clear. That mission is unique for every one of us and for my case in particular, a unique one in the field of microfinance.

In this regard, my life goal has been undoubtedly enriched by this fellowship in Kenya and by this incredible organization called Kiva. As a matter of fact, one of...

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Mar 17, 2013 KE Kenya

After spending three weeks in Kenya (a third one in Tanzania reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro) and having the chance of experiencing the realities of the field as a Kiva Zip fellow I can’t feel more blessed with life for being here. I define it as opportunity for learning while doing an impact and that is everything I need for my life at the moment. I am having the perfect exposure to gather the strength and confidence I need in order to achieve catalyst change in the way people think and act. Only with the sake of bringing process to humanity...

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