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The Next Year of My Life
April 30, 2010, 5:19 pm
Filed under: Plain Mary Jane, USA

Dear friends,

I told you I would update you when I have some travel-related news, and I do! Even better, it is job-related!

I was just offered a Kiva Fellowship for the coming year! I will be a Class 12 Kiva Fellow, working with micro-finance institutions in Africa. What is a Kiva fellow, you ask? A Kiva fellow works with Kiva’s partner micro-finance institutions- currently, Kiva has over 134 partners listed on their website, from all over the world.

As a Kiva Fellow, I will be traveling ALL over the country meeting with Kiva borrowers, hanging out and learning about their lives and businesses, and uploading it onto Kiva’s website. So basically, I get to spend July to November 2010 traveling all over the place and hanging out with locals. Um, best job ever? I think so.

I’m not sure which country I’m going to yet, but I have a feeling it’ll be between Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, or Ghana. So I am INCREDIBLY excited to have this amazing opportunity! It is such a relief after all of the hard work I put into getting this. I can’t wait to start.

So now that I finally have one thing set in stone for the immediate future, I have been able to plan out the next year of my life with relative ease.

Welcome to 2010-2011:

May 13th: Graduation from Global College!
May 17th-28th: CHINA! with my brother, sister, and cousins. Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai.

Kicking it at home in Florida with the family: reading books, doing yoga, drinking lots of coconut water.

July 12th: San Francisco for the Kiva Fellows Training
July 17th: Leave for Africa

Working with Kiva in Africa

Free travel around Africa!! Definitely going to make it to a few more countries.

Back home in the US with the family, preparing for the Peace Corps

February 2011
Leave for the Peace Corps in Central/South America!

So there you have it. My life for the next year.

When I look back on Global College, I like to say that “I went to 20 countries in 2 years.”
This year, I’m going to four continents in one year.

I cannot believe how lucky I am. Hope that you guys will stick around for the upcoming journey!

Much love,

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