Innae has been an award-winning broadcast journalist for the most of the last decade and is seeking a different path for the next. She worked as a producer, reporter and anchor in two different television markets, engaging in local communities and encouraging small businesses to thrive. That passion linked her heart immediately with her recent awareness of microfinance. After learning of the power that microloans give to entrepreneurs all over the world, she joined the Kiva Zip internship program with the intent of promoting this branch of finance with her storytelling and marketing skills. Though carrying an American passport, Innae calls Seoul home, having spent her adolescence as a foreigner attending international school. She later received a degree in Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. She loves to participate in karaoke, dabble in photography and imbibe quality coffee and craft alcohol. 

Kiva Blog Updates

Apr 27, 2016 KV Kiva HQ

April is the Month of Microfinance and the perfect time to share how microfinance has touched our lives. As April comes to a close, we wanted to share with you Nadine’s story and how a Kiva Zip loan helped her start her own business educating families about the importance of nutrition. Read Chef Nadine’s story, written by Innae Park, below:


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Mar 24, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Photo: Leah Loves That Photography

Toya is a dreamer from Pittsburgh, Pa. The images are from Leah Loves That Photography. Leah Johns is a close friend of Toya’s.

A wig can be just a fashion statement to some people, but for others it’s a lifeline to normalcy and a form of protection from life’s struggles.

Toya’s wig shop in the East End of Pittsburgh is cozy and lovely. Her journey to starting this business has deep roots — she remembers helping her mother sweep...

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Mar 17, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Photos by Brandon Smith

For years, Ki has been defined by the struggles that surrounded her.

Dropout. As a child, she had to skip school for many years as she worked at her family’s grocery store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Refugee. When civil war broke out, she and her family found refuge on a relative’s farm in a rural area.

It wasn’t over. In the middle of a night in 1979, Ki was forced to flee from that temporary location to...

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Feb 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
In light of Kiva’s #LoanLove Lightning Round, we’ve got a wealth of knowledge coming from our Kiva Zip food production borrowers this week! A few tips for what to eat as well as how to eat some of the delicious foods from our borrowers. 
Sniff out good olive oil:
Heather of Olive & Marlowe is a Kiva Zip borrower and trustee who sells artisanal olive oils and balsamic vinegars. If you want to know if your olive oil has gone bad, rub a drop of it onto your forearm and smell. A fresh olive oil...
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