Daouda is a self-motivated social business activist, who is longing for a socially conscious and environmentally wealthy society worldwide. At the end of his high school studies, Daouda moved from his home country Mali to Ghana, a neighboring English speaking country, to begin with his tertiary education. During his five year stay in Ghana, he was impressed to see how the Ghanaian population was striving hard to make its homeland a better place for the next generation. While pursuing his bachelor studies in banking and finance, he volunteered as a French teacher at a poor local junior school. At the end of his undergraduate studies, Daouda moved back to Mali with the ambition to contribute to its development. He was accepted to different internship programs at two commercial banks there, but in March of 2012, the country had a coup d'etat and some days later, was attacked by several terrorist groups. Not being able to pursue his dreams, Daouda went to Sweden for a two year master program in Finance and graduated in June 2016. He is now ready and excited to join Kiva as a Fellow in order to make his dreams come true.

Fellows Blog Posts by Daouda Konipo

Mar 22, 2017 ML Mali

A group of Kiva borrowers
My intellectual curiosity and passion for asking questions is what led me to pursue further studies in Finance; however, my interest in the microfinance sector is also long standing. At Kiva, I could combine both by taking up a fellowship position whereby I will be working with kiva field partners in three francophone African countries including my home country Mali. At the beginning of February, I started my fellowship with RMCR, which is a Malian Microfinance Institution (MFI) providing... Continue Reading >>