Hello, Again, World
As I try out Tumblr for my first time, a note about where I’ve been, and where I am.
In January 2011, I left my job at Expedia to become a Kiva Fellow. I partnered with two microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Kigali, Rwanda, where I stayed for a bit more than 3 months.
While in Kigali, I helped the MFIs improve their processes, trained some branches on new agriculture loans. I audited the MFIs in terms of their loan products, technology systems, social performance, and to verify the data that they have on a sample of borrowers is accurate, to prevent fraud.
I posted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit.com. If you’d like to learn from my experience as a fellow, about microfinance, or about living in and motorcycling around Rwanda, follow this link.
One of my favorite parts of the experience was the borrower verification. Here are some journals I posted after interviewing and photographing some of the borrowers:
Now that I have wrapped up with Kiva, I am traveling around Southeast Asia, which is where this blog will begin.