Kiva Fellow | Devon Fisher This thread introduces our sponsorship of Devon Fisher as a Kiva Fellow. Devon most recently has been serving as a Kiva volunteer Community Engagement Intern and has been wonderfully supportive of the Milepoint Kiva Lending Team. When the team saw that a new class of Kiva Fellows was announced and Devon was among those selected, we immediately thought to help her along as an extension of our support of Kiva. A fundraising was held to assist her in covering her expenses during the four-month assignment in Africa and that goal was met. Milepoint also assisted by donating miles for a return ticket to Africa, with even some legroom added (love that E+). This thread will serve as Devon's communication with the Milepoint Kiva Lending Team. We welcome her updates, news of how loans are put to use and more. Here's a little bit about Devon— Devon Fisher | Devon’s extensive experience studying abroad, along with her travels and volunteer service, have fueled her passion to pursue a career in international development. Inspired by the principle of empowering people across the globe, she dedicated herself to volunteer for Kiva as a means to provide opportunities for others. Prior to joining the Kiva team, Devon worked as the Communications Coordinator at Oikocredit, a microfinance organization in Washington DC. Devon is currently working towards her Masters in International Studies at the University of San Francisco with a thesis emphasis focused on microfinance. Growing up on the island of Kauai has instilled a deep appreciation for the environment and the outdoors, which is reflected by Devon's passion for preserving the environment and creating a greener life. When not studying or working in the Kiva office, you’ll catch Devon in one of her two happy refuges/havens: yoga class or live music shows.