Kiva Fellows Program – Motivation Statement

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Since high school, I have traveled independently to most regions of the world.  I walk, take public transportation and always opt for local services.  My experience includes direct interaction with small shop owners. I admire their energy, enthusiasm, hard work, and resourcefulness.

I’ve long considered people in developing economies as especially entrepreneurial because it is often the only way they can feed their families, send children to school, pay for medical treatments, save for special celebrations.  These entrepreneurs demonstrate extraordinary potential to succeed against considerable challenges.

The opportunity to work closely with Kiva and the lending communities motivates me greatly.  I want to serve as a Kiva Fellow because I have the passion, drive, professional skills, personal attributes, and budget.  Through a positive presence with the field partners, I will confidently and competently fulfill my workplan to build a strong and sustainable partnership between Kiva and the MFI.

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