Aurora hails from New England and has a background in communications, systems management and economic development. She first realized her passion for nonprofits leveraging social media while working in web communications at MSF. She is incredibly excited to join the content team at Kiva and explore the juncture of technology and international development more thoroughly. She spent nearly a year working in Tanzania with students and was lucky enough to witness the spirit of small-scale entrepreneurship and how it impacts communities firsthand. She holds a BA from Princeton University where she concentrated in politics and was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team. Aurora is a long-suffering, occasionally jubilant, Arsenal fan and copes with being dog-less by volunteering at the SF SPCA.

Kiva Blog Updates

Sep 11, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Newton news: Gravity-powered lamps for when the sun goes down.
Really: Printed solar panels. Seriously.

  Changing perspective: A new look at Kenya's slums could change how you see them.
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Aug 28, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Innovative design: This simple product helps girls stay in school.
(Natural) Beauty is everywhere: But apparently in some places it's more abundant.
Well read and read well: Have books, will travel.
Heart clench: Adorable little...
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Aug 14, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
Image via Flickr user quintanomedia

Leaps and Bounds: A breakthrough that resulted from the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Release the balls!: Delightful video, innovative purpose.
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Jul 30, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Wow: This augmented reality sandbox will blow your mind.
Laugh station: Dogs who just can't dog properly.
For your health: How nature improves your well-being.
Call the doctor: The future of medicine is incredible, simply put....
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Jul 17, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Say what?: The world's most commonly spoken languages and where you'll hear them.

Out of this world: New Horizon's journey past Pluto as told by photos.

[Insert applause here]: The Millennium Development Goals actually ARE making huge changes.

Wise words: Lee Pace doles...
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Jul 2, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
We’re excited to announce Kiva won the Operational Effectiveness category in the Wall Street Journal’s Financial Inclusion Challenge! The Financial Inclusion Challenge is part of an on-going project for the WSJ called Financing the Future. We’re so excited to be recognized as a leader in financial inclusion and can’t wait to impact more lives through the power of lending....
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Jun 26, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Take us there: Don't like crowds? Check out these under-the-radar destinations.
Tiger adventure: Little boy's lost toy gets a tour of Tampa.
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Jun 12, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

Positive news: A 5 cent paper battery is here.
Squeamish need not continue: Science proves kids touch tons of gross stuff.
History lessons: Chalkboards with nearly 100 year-old lessons discovered in Oklahoma.
Take a moment: A touching...
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May 29, 2015 KV Kiva HQ

From the air: First aerial photographs of Cuba are stunning.
BatKid begins: A remake that rebooted our hearts.

Robocop: Using tech to ease traffic in Kinshasa.
The future: Learning more about self-driving cars.
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May 27, 2015 KV Kiva HQ
It’s hard to believe the members of the 27th class of Kiva Fellow volunteers are currently making their way by train, plane and boat to their placements for the next 4 months. Our fellows program started in 2007 and has grown from humble beginnings to a formidable operation that provides Kiva staff with critical connections to our field partners and borrowers around the world.
Last week, 28 fellows from 9 different countries joined us at our headquarters in San Francisco to meet each other, meet the staff and learn as much as humanly possible about...
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