Sravya Yeleswarapu

Sravya was born in Hyderabad, India and spent majority of her life in Washington DC. After graduating from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Finance and Economics, Sravya joined Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Office Consulting division. She worked with large financial institutions in D.C. and New York on various operational strategy consulting projects. She is also on the Board for a local Virginia non-profit organization and enjoys using her business skills to help small businesses. It was during time at William & Mary, however, where she discovered her interest in International Development. She pursued research opportunities in India and Honduras to study poverty alleviation and the impact of microfinance on women. Sravya is passionate about finding an intersection between her consulting experience in Finance and her interest and background in International Development. Being a Kiva Fellow and obtaining first-hand ground experience will enable her to reach this goal. During her personal time, Sravya enjoys teaching, learning and performing dance.

Fellows Blog Posts by Sravya Yeleswarapu

Apr 11, 2016 GO Global Update, UG Uganda

In my first 2 months in Uganda, I’ve met some incredible borrowers. I’m preparing to highlight these inspiring stories shortly. But before I do that, I have a tangent story. This might be a little unusual but… Agnes, my feature profile for this blog post, is not a borrower. She is a mother, sister, student, and a bad-ass woman. And the Branch Manager of the Masindi branch of Hofokam (the partner organization that I am volunteering with in Uganda as a Kiva Fellow). I heard about Agnes from everyone before I visited Masindi, a district northwestern part of Uganda: “Oh you’ll have so much fun... Continue Reading >>