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Celebrating Kiva's review and translation volunteers

At any given moment, Kiva’s website hosts thousands of borrower profiles and loan requests from all corners of the globe. As a result, many of these profiles require review as well as translation or editing before being made visible to the public. This is where the Review and Translation Program (RTP) steps in. 

RTP comprises hundreds of volunteers who review, translate, and edit loans daily to see them fundraise on the Kiva site. These individuals typically review about 16,000+ loans per month. Just last year, they contributed to over $143 million in funded loans. 

This month, we want to spotlight three individual volunteers: Katell, Anita, and Liliana. Kiva is incredibly grateful for these individuals who dedicate their time to empowering borrowers and creating a more financially-inclusive world. Kiva wouldn’t have the same ability to support borrowers without their contributions, as well as the efforts of all RTP volunteers.

Katell Maguet, Volunteer of the Month, January 2023


“For me, it’s a way to give back that doesn’t cost anything but just a bit of my time and that is positively impacting others.”

  • Location: Netherlands
  • Language: French
  • Team: Qui Va Bien
  • Time with Kiva: 2+ years 
  • Outstanding contributions to Kiva: Since she began volunteering in 2020, Katell has reviewed over 228,000 words!

Anita Oppong Aboagye, Volunteer of the Month, February 2023

“Kiva gives me the opportunity to touch lives by editing, and that I don’t take for granted.”

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio 
  • Language: English
  • Team: Kivaliers
  • Time with Kiva: 3+ years
  • Outstanding contributions to Kiva: Since she began volunteering in 2019, Anita has reviewed over 140,000 words!

Liliana Silva, Volunteer of the Month, March 2023


“Before finding Kiva, I wished to support [Latin America] in some way, but it being so far away, I couldn’t find any opportunities to do that, so it’s been really nice to have this channel to be able to reach and support those communities.”

  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Language: Spanish
  • Team: Saliendo Adelante
  • Time with Kiva: 7+ years
  • Outstanding contributions to Kiva: Since she began volunteering in 2016, Liliana has translated over 295,000 words!

Want to be part of this amazing community of volunteers? Join us here.

About the author

Apryl Gibson

Having visited every country that starts with Q, Apryl considers herself particularly well-traveled. Upon earning a degree in Spanish, Peace Corps sent her to Bulgaria. Finding herself hooked, she returned multiple times in different roles until Peace Corps told her to leave because it was shutting down operations in the country. She then moved to the Dominican Republic, where she led volunteer experiences with Outreach360. She has also lived and worked in Spain, Guatemala, and Turkey. Apryl holds a BA in Spanish from La Sierra University and an MIA from Columbia University. She loves variety in all forms, reading listicles entitled “Ways to Tell You’re an Extroverted Introvert”, and learning words in languages with no English equivalent. Returning to her beloved California to work with the Kiva team feels like a bilita mpash.