Michele Wehle

Fellows Blog Posts by Michele Wehle

Aug 1, 2011 UG Uganda

By Michele Wehle, KF15, Uganda

One mode of transport I used to visit borrowers - a pickup truck with 25 Ugandans

Two weeks ago I set off bright and early to the bus park in Kampala to catch my six hour bus to Ibanda, Uganda. My objective was to meet five Kiva borrowers around Southern and Western Uganda in order to complete my Borrower Verification. I gave myself five days and several pep talks to complete the journey....

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Jun 24, 2011 UG Uganda

By Michele Wehle, KF15, Uganda

Daily life in Bangladesh, the birthplace of BRAC

A Bengali organization founded almost 40 years ago, BRAC is one of the largest NGO’s in the world. BRAC does tremendous work in and outside of Bangladesh, and has programs promoting economic development, health, education, gender justice – the list goes on. When I found out I would be working with BRAC this past April I was excited since it is such a pioneering organization,...

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Jun 5, 2011 UG Uganda

By Michele Wehle, KF15, Uganda

Pearl Microfinance Ltd. "...a choice to success"

I am beginning to feel as if I’m getting a handle on life as a mzungu (foreigner) in my second week as a Kiva Fellow in Kampala. Despite my luggage being lost and having to wear my clothes inside out my first full day in the country, I was excited to start work at Pearl Microfinance Limited. Pearl has been a Kiva partner for almost four years, and does wonderful work with more...

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