Caroline grew up outside Boston and first discovered her love of travel during college when she set off on a backpacking trip to Central America. Since then, she has spent time abroad volunteering with start-up entrepreneurs in Guatemala and teaching computer skills to children in Ghana. Through these experiences, Caroline cultivated an interest in international development and a belief in the power of small businesses to impact local communities. After graduating from UMass Amherst with a degree in Management and Economics, Caroline began work in PricewaterhouseCooper’s Risk Assurance practice, delivering assurance services to financial services clients in the Boston area. During her time at PwC, Caroline did a rotation in PwC’s Corporate Responsibility department to expand the firm’s Corporate Responsibility initiatives which included teaching financial literacy in schools throughout the greater Boston area. Caroline is excited to apply her knowledge of financial services while assisting Kiva’s Field Partners in Indonesia and East Timor!

Fellows Blog Posts by Caroline Dorr

Dec 11, 2014 ID Indonesia

Many warungs, or small family-owned shops, crowd the streets of Denpasar, Bali but one is sure to catch your attention. The bright yellow bamboo sign at Warung Bu Sinta reads, “Switch on Life” and the owner, Sumarti, waits outside, ready to explain what her “Tech Kiosk” warung is all about.
Sumarti outside of her store
Sumarti’s warung is part of a network of “Tech Kiosks” whose owners use Kiva loans to purchase products from Kopernik, one of Kiva’s field partners. Kopernik connects these retailers to simple, life... Continue Reading >>

Nov 13, 2014 TL Timor-Leste

I’ve been on quite a few roadtrips in my life, but this past month in Timor-Leste I embarked on the ultimate roadtripping adventure, complete with dusty dirt roads, winding seaside cliffs, steep rocky mountains, new friends picked up along the way, overnights in obscure places, a five-song Bob Marley playlist, and many, many unexpected road blocks. The route was designed with one mission in mind: to meet ten Kiva borrowers and verify that their information was accurate on the Kiva website (and to chat and hear about how the loan has helped their business!). The task sounded easy enough. Since... Continue Reading >>