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    • Change Lives: Fellows Kiva (, the “hottest non-profit on the planet” according to FORTUNE magazine, is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website. Kiva’s microfinance institution (MFI) field partners are in fifty-three countries and post thousands of loans to everyday so that individual lenders around the world can help to fund the efforts of microfinance entrepreneurs. Kiva Fellows are self-funded Kiva representatives with unprecedented access to a microfinance institution abroad and gain an up close look at the growing microfinance industry. As a Kiva Fellow, you will: • Facilitate connections between Kiva’s borrowers and lenders by telling the stories of entrepreneurs, sharing insights from the ground, and spreading the word about what microfinance really looks like. • Maximize the host MFI’s partnership with Kiva by posting on the Kiva website and increasing the field partners international visibility. Where do volunteers go? Africa, the Americas, Asia, Eastern • Use your skills to sustainably train MFI staff on Kiva processes, policies, Europe and the Middle East. and best practices. • Support Kiva’s mission, product, and procedures as you promote Kiva’s development. What skills make a successful Kiva Fellow? •  Prior experience in a developing country •  Excellent writing abilities, knowledge of various web applications, problem solving skills, a high level of self- motivation / flexibility and the ability to fundraise for their trip •  Backgrounds in economics, finance, consulting and international development •  Fluent language skills in Arabic, French, Khmer, Mongolian, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog/Cebuano, Vietnamese •  Or competency in a rarer language: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bahasa Indonesia, Dari, Hausa/Igbo/Yoruba, Kinyarwandan, Krio, Kyrgyz, Lingala, Lugandan, Punjabi, Tajiki, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Wolof What are the time requirements? Kiva Fellowships last 12 weeks to one year in the field. When do I apply? Application Deadline Training in San Francisco Departure Dates KF14 – Sept. 30, 2010 January 10-14, 2011 January 15-31, 2011 KF15 – Dec. 31, 2010 April 11-15, 2011 April 16-30, 2011 KF16 – March 31, 2011 July 11-15, 2011 July 16-31, 2011 KF17—June 30, 2011 October 10-15, 2011 October 16-31, 2011 To apply, go to: Apply Today For questions not addressed in the FAQ, contact: “Revolutionising how donors and lenders in the US are connecting with small entrepreneursloans that change lives in developing countries.”