At the bottom of my KIVA placement form, I wrote “Send me where you need me” because the truth was, I could go anywhere as long as I was helping people in a meaningful way through microfinance.
So, three weeks ago I got an email that I was going to Guatemala City to work with an organization called FAPE (see their KIVA partner page here: http://www.kiva.org/partners/97). And last week I was up in San Francisco training at the KIVA headquarters and beefing up on my microfinance know-how.
And on the 29th I’m jet-setting to Guatemala City to meet up with FAPE’s executive director and begin work with their organization as a KIVA Fellow. I would encourage everyone reading this to first lend @kiva.org (especially to FAPE or ASDIR in Guatemala) because there is a possibly that I will meet the entrepreneurs that you loaned money out too. Secondly follow this blog for updates on my work, and email me with any questions you may have!