David Tsai

Born in Taiwan and raised in Los Angeles, David has always been fascinated by cross-cultural experiences. He went to college at UC Berkeley and worked as a commercial banker for five years in Southern California and a placement in Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan. Prior to joining Kiva as a Fellow, he went to Japan to earn his MBA at Waseda University and then worked with B Current Impact Investment to promote impact-investing practice in Taiwan. David is passionate about the field of financial inclusion and is very excited to bring values to Kiva community and be the change.

Fellows Blog Posts by David Tsai

Dec 29, 2015 CN China

Microcred China’s main office is in the Nanchong City Hall area. This is the street view in front of the office.
Happy Holidays! This is the most grateful season in the year and I would like to share how grateful I am while working with our first Field Partner in China. From a commercial banker’s point of view, I was very impressed by Microcred China because they carry solid banking standards into microfinance practices. In other words, they bank for good and really make a difference. Moreover, Microcred China is a... Continue Reading >>


Nov 5, 2015 TW Taiwan

Taipei 101 Tower is a landmark of Taiwan
Since mid-September, I have been in Taiwan for my 1st field placement prospecting potential partners in this lovely island.  People might associate Taiwan with High-tech companies and irresistible foods; however, I found out that caring & sharing are special elements rooted in Taiwanese’s hearts. In traditional Taiwanese greeting, people usually ask “are you full yet?” instead of “how are you?”  You may ask why? Because feeding stomach was such an important thing... Continue Reading >>