Mark is originally from Phoenix, AZ, but his studies led him to stints in Boston and Madrid. After graduating from Tufts University, he began his career in global business, helping companies navigate unfamiliar markets and do business abroad. Working at the intersection of technology and foreign affairs, Mark served as a product manager, designing software to simplify international business operations in more than 40 countries. Recognizing the power of technology to connect individuals and solve problems at scale, Mark was drawn to Kiva’s microfinance model. Long interested in development issues, he is a believer in the power of markets and innovation to not only alleviate, but eliminate extreme poverty. As a Kiva Fellow, Mark is thrilled to tie together his professional experience and personal passions in support of that goal.

Fellows Blog Posts by Mark Eisenberg

Dec 3, 2015 EC Ecuador

Nestled in the northern city of Ibarra, a new Kiva partner, CACMU (Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Mujeres Unidas), offers an impressive line of products to the community. The result of 3 organizations coming together 14 years ago, CACMU now offers financial services all over northern Ecuador. I recently joined CACMU in Ibarra, and have witnessed firsthand their dedication to their social mission. To reach clients in impoverished, rural communities, they created a “servimovil” roving branch office, which visits a different town each day. For borrowers who have poor credit, they offer micro-... Continue Reading >>