Chris Brew

Born in Berkeley but raised in Boston, Chris graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in Political Science while focusing on international relations and African studies. Chris has always strived to travel and benefit others as much as possible, which has manifested itself over multiple platforms. In 2011 he spent a year volunteering at St. Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children in South Africa, as well as time spent studying international development and welfare states at Uppsala University in Sweden in 2014. Chris completed his last undergraduate semester online while interning with SeeSaw in Cape Town, South Africa. SeeSaw is a small social enterprise focused on providing ICT solutions to the water and sanitation sectors throughout the continent as well as parts of Southeast Asia. In June of 2016 following his time as a Kiva fellow he will be departing to serve in the Peace Corps in Togo as a secondary school teacher and very much looks forward to taking the skills and lessons he learns over the next four months with him.

Fellows Blog Posts by Chris Brew

May 4, 2016 US United States

Eric Jarvis’ story doesn't start and surely won't end with Kiva.


I guess the first thing I can say about Eric before getting into this whole thing is that he is one of the most inspiring and hard working people I've had the privilege of meeting.  I first spoke to Eric Jarvis on the phone...

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