Mount Longonot, Kenya It’s not all serious business in Nairobi! The Kiva Zip team decided to escape the smog and traffic of Nairobi, and headed northwest of the city for a good hike. Mount Longonot is a dormant volcano in the Great Rift Valley area of Kenya. We hiked up the side of the volcano … More Mount Longonot- These Feet are Made for Walking
Nairobi, Kenya My first week at Kiva was similar in some ways to on-boarding I’ve experienced at other companies. There were long hours spent in a conference room looking at PowerPoint presentations, listening to guest speakers, trying to learn new software and procedures, and, of course, a fun group dinner. But it was also unlike … More Venturing into Kibera- Week 1 with Kiva
Diani, Kenya Last weekend we headed to the coast for a few days to Diani, near Mombasa, to take advantage of the beautiful beaches before starting at Kiva. While the beaches were great, what was unique about this trip for me was the long journey required to reach this paradise, and the important lessons … More Diani, Kenya- The Journey is Half the Fun
Nairobi, Kenya After 40 hours of travel, I arrived in Nairobi blurred eyed and exhausted. Kiva’s trusty cabbie, Saidie, met me at the airport, and we battled Nairobi’s legendary traffic. Was it sleep deprivation or car exhaust fumes that were making me dizzy? The current Kiva fellows are graciously letting me (several of … More Getting Settled
The cradle of man. Home of Obama’s grandmother (Kenya, not Nairobi). Safari capital of the world. In June I am going to Nairobi, Kenya for four months to work with Kiva Zip. I’m excited to be going to Nairobi. To be honest, I’m a bit relieved to be going to a major international city, and not some … More Nairobi Bound!
I am bouncing-off-the-walls excited (the technical term) to announce that I will soon be a Kiva fellow!! I’ve never worked so hard to work for free. I think Kiva is an amazing organization, and I’m thrilled to be able to use my skills to give back. For those who aren’t familiar with Kiva, their … More Drum roll, please!