Fellows Blog Posts by lizkf10

Apr 5, 2010 AM Armenia

By Liz Nagle, K10 Armenia

Alongside Lake Sevan, traditional breeding ground of Armenian ishkhan (or Sevan trout), runs a highway dotted with low-roofed, boxlike structures and, in front of them, thick-jacketed men, bundled up against the late-winter chill. Traveling this route with a few staff members from Kiva’s Field Partner “Nor Horizon,” I observed a sales tactic the likes of which I’d never seen before.

At our approach, each man would take a step or two toward the road and stretch wide his arms, holding them out until we had passed.


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Mar 20, 2010

By Liz Nagle, K10 Armenia

I work for Kiva. Not just in the (very real) sense that, like all Kiva Fellows, I am doing important on-the-ground work with Kiva Field Partners that extends the reach of Kiva’s small and extremely dedicated staff—but also in the standard sense: I get a monthly paycheck from Kiva.

So why did I decide to cut my paycheck in half and devote the rest of my hours to working as a Kiva Fellow, for free?

In my normal life, and part-time while I’m here in Armenia, I manage Kiva’s Editing Team, a corps of about one hundred volunteer editors...

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