Born and raised in Southern California, Tiff is a bubbly and extroverted gal who traded her flip flops for rain boots when she moved to the Bay Area for college. Currently, Tiff is a junior at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Media Studies and Psychology. After traveling with World Vision to Zambia, Tiff grew her heart and passion for poverty alleviation and anti human trafficking causes. Since middle school, Tiff has been involved with Kiva as a lender and is excited and eager to join the Kiva team this summer to learn what goes on behind the scenes and how to empower people to be self sufficient. Post graduation, Tiff hopes to combine her expertise in media, marketing strategies, psychology background and unending optimism to make a lasting and positive impact for victims of social injustice. Tiff is a Christian, contemporary dancer, lover of ice cream, boba addict, Disney fan and adventure seeker.

Kiva Blog Updates

Sep 4, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva has been called the “hottest non-profit on the planet,” by Fortune and a top 50 website by Time. Not only is Kiva an awesome place to work, it also is the world’s pioneering crowdfunding for social good platform and is devoted to strengthening individuals and their communities through lending. Here are some reasons why Kiva’s 15th Intern Class...

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Aug 7, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Wow! We can’t believe how fast the last four months have flown by. As KF27’s fellowships draw to a close we asked them to share with us one lesson they learned in the field:

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Jul 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
One perk of travelling as a Kiva Fellow is definitely trying new types of local cuisines all over the world. This week, we asked our fellows to teach us something about their local food scene. Here are some of their mouthwatering responses: 
“To be honest, Kenyan cuisine is not that exciting. Ugali (maize flour cooked in water), sukuma (kale cooked with onions and tomatoes), kachumbari (tomato salad), chapati (fried bread), beans and...
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Jul 10, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
1. Kiva works with partners all over the world - and in 86 countries!
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Jun 25, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Our 27th Kiva Fellow class has been in the field for a few weeks now and we’re excited to share a few of their sights and experiences getting settled into the new countries, new homes and new assignments. We asked our fellows, “What made you smile this week?” and here are some responses:

Carly Schwartz | Mexico City, Mexico
“Two guys ran into the middle of the largest, busiest thoroughfare, Avenida de los Insurgentes in Mexico City, to perform and solicit donations every time there’s a red light.”

Supharin Chatt | Bay Area, United States
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