Hope was born and raised in Baltimore and attended the University of Virginia as a politics major and a varsity student-athlete. After graduation, she moved to New York City to work for an environmental law firm on Fifth Avenue specializing in class action lawsuits. Hope recently relocated to the Bay Area, seeking work that was more in tune with her international aspirations and her strong desire to help tackle the global problem of poverty. She has long been interested in international development and micro-finance, inspired by her academic focus on foreign affairs in developing nations. Hope is thrilled to join such a passionate and driven organization as Kiva, and is excited to contribute to its mission as a whole. 

Kiva Blog Updates

Jan 31, 2017 RW Rwanda

On the surface, Jean Bosco seems like any motivated 23-year-old, working late into the evenings, making business calls at all hours, and eating dinner with his laptop open on the table. In reality, however, he is far from the typical millennial. Born in one of the poorest districts in Rwanda in 1993, Bosco has been running his own biofuel business in his home country since 2013.

Bosco is the founder and CEO of biofuel production company HABONA, Ltd., and runs the waste management plant in his home district of over 300,000 people. Over...

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Aug 3, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

This is part of our series celebrating the unifying spirit of the summer games. Rwanda is one of 28 Kiva countries that have never won a medal, so we’re rallying to show our support ...
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