I'm excited to be writing to you as the Kiva fellow stationed in Sololá, Guatemala, where I’ve been working with our Field Partner, ADICLA. I wanted to share one of my favorite memories from my time with ADICLA and tell you a little more a little bit about my experience in Guatemala. One of the highlights of my time with ADICLA was the opportunity to see the impact that they’re having on their borrowers. ADICLA is providing much-needed support to many indigenous people and others who live in rural, hard-to-reach areas in Guatemala. I had the chance to...Continue Reading >>
Tasha hails from Ithaca, New York, in the heart of finger lake region in upstate New York. She studied Spanish and Sociology at St. Lawrence University. Tasha has always had an interest in international development and wound up studying abroad in Madrid, Spain for one semester. She quickly realized that one semester was not nearly enough, and moved back to Madrid after graduation to teach English in a bilingual elementary school. Wanting to focus more on challenging systemic injustice and poverty alleviation, she moved back to the U.S. and started working at Oxfam America in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Oxfam she worked in the fundraising department, focusing on institutional funding, operations and championing gender justice. She is excited to see first-hand the impacts of microloans on entrepreneurs and social enterprises in Central America!
Fellows Blog Posts by Tasha CornellRoberts
Ah, it's that time of year again! Growing up in upstate New York in the United States, some of my late summer memories include the New York State Fair—particularly the concerts, popcorn, funnel cake and fair games-- I can almost smell it from here. However this year, as a Kiva fellow placed in Sololá, Guatemala, I was lucky enough to experience a different type of fair--the Feria de Sololá, or the Sololá Fair. This feria is held every...