Kiva works with over 193 Field Partners in 68 different countries. As Kiva Fellows, we have the privilege of working directly with these partners in their offices.  You can bet that the definition of "office" ranges pretty wildly across the globe, from cubicle hell to patios with mountain views.  We wanted to open the door (no pun intended) to our offices  and work lives to show you what they are like--the good, the bad, and the "that's interesting".

Why not make a loan right now through one of these fantastic partners?


Monthly loan disbursements happen wherever convenient; in this case, borrower groups from 3 branch offices came together to the roof of the WSDS Head Office for financial training as well as loan disbursement. Stasi, WSDS, India


WSDS's Motbung branch office is not only the office to 4 amazing field officers who reach dozens of Kiva borrowers, but it's also a great hangout for the neighborhood cows. Stasi, WSDS, India


Solar Sister's colorful office at The Hub in Kamwokya, Kampala. Katie, Uganda


Credit Officers Mary & Rose aren't often in the KADET field office in Tala, Kenya. They are usually out in field meeting with clients, which is their favorite part of the job. Jada, Kenya


Director Maria Jose and Kiva Coordinator Natalia Rivas working to bring Kiva loans to you in their office at Londres y Paris, Santiago, Chile. Esther, Chile
SMT branch office in Koidu, Kono district in Sierra Leone's Eastern Province. Taline, Sierra Leone


Komak Credit Union branch in Fuzuli, Azerbaijan, with Kiva Coordinator Afitab and Loan Officer Servan. Dimitri, Azerbaijan


The AqroInvest team in Baku, Azerbaijan, celebrating Kiva Fellow Dimitri's last day.


Center Managers at SPBD Samoa preparing to head to the field to collect repayments, wearing colorful shirts! Meagan, Samoa


Kiva Fellow Mario soaking in the sun and scenic view from Vision Finance Company, Rwanda


"When the 'office' goes to the field... roaming Fellow, Davinia, shows a borrower his profile for the first time." - Davinia, MLO Humo, Tajikistan


"Team-building staff hike for Friendship Bridge on Volcan Acatenango. In microfinance, 'ain't no mountain high enough,' to keep us from getting to Kiva borrowers. Jeffrey, Friendship Bridge, Guatemala"


When Kiva Fellows hit the road, the work doesn't stop, not even for a sunset in Zanzibar.

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Jada firmly believes the best way to help others is to allow them to help themselves. Growing up in the Texas Pineywoods with a family of hobby farmers and raising animals for 4-H gave Jada a love for agriculture and the environment. After graduating from Texas A&M, she worked for John Deere and then volunteered and worked with the Red Cross where she was privileged to help those affected by events like the 2001 terrorist attacks. Wanting to learn even more about the natural world, she worked as an environmental scientist and earned a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke, focusing on energy. She’s excited to work with a well-established group like KADET in Nairobi where she hopes to apply her analytical mind to finding efficiencies in their processes and explore local farming and off-grid energy. Jada is grateful to her husband, family and friends for their unending encouragement and enthusiasm.
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