An hour outside of Kisii, Kenya I arrived to a tiny, dusty roadside stand with three wooden stalls and a few locals hanging around. This was Matutu, a small village in Western Kenya. I hoped this Matutu anyway. There were no signs, and it isn’t on Google maps. A boda boda driver took me to … More Invasion of the Mzungu
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
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!