Posts tagged ‘Peace Corps’
Happy Lunar New Year! Сар шинэдээ сайхан шинэлээрэй, as we say in Mongolian. Today, the countries and communities across the world who traditionally follow the lunar calendar are celebrating the first day of the New Year! Boy! – Microloan demands sure have been high lately. The need for loans center around traditional activities practiced for the Lunar New Year holiday.
By Amber Barger, KF12, Mongolia
The goals of the United States Peace Corps and the Kiva Fellows Program fit quite well with each other. Because of this, I’m able to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) and Kiva Fellow at the same time. Both programs promote cross-cultural awareness and capacity building within the given host community. Let’s look at how the volunteer programs relate to each other.
Before Kiva and graduate school, I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala. From 2007-2009, I lived in a rural municipality in the western highlands of Guatemala in the department of Totonicapán. While I have only been in Bolivia for 9 days, I can definitely say that being a Kiva fellow, like being a Peace Corps volunteer, is an adventure.