The joys of traveling are limitless, especially when your journey is for a good cause. The people you meet, the relationships formed, the new scenery, the street art, and, of course, the local cuisine are just a few things that make adventures in unfamiliar places so exciting. This week, our Kiva fellows shared some highlights from their first days out in the field!
Paula Vega is spending her fellowship in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She enjoys going for walks through the neighborhood and seeing all the street art that Santurce is famous for.
“Happiness is starting the day with an agua de coco!” - Julian Guelig in Brazil
It's not everyday that one can indulge in home-grown coffee. Julian Fellerman not only is learning about how the coffee culture of Nicaragua is developing, but also has the pleasure of enjoying a locally-sourced macchiato from Cafe Espressionista in Granada, Nicaragua.
A highlight for fellow Axel Stelk (center) was the Kiva City SF launch that took place at San Francisco’s historic City Hall where he “met a lot of great borrowers and one that stood out particularly. So much Kiva green and general energy in the room, absolutely amazing event!” Axel is pictured with SF borrower Seth. You can read about Seth’s inspiring story here: https://zip.kiva.org/loans/16709