Born and raised in the Chicago area, Roshni grew up with a passion for traveling. Frequent trips to India made her question many of the inequalities she was surrounded by and inspired her interest in international development. Roshni is a proud wolverine, with a business degree from the University of Michigan. During her time at Michigan she helped plan a social justice conference that sparked her interest in the social enterprise space and in Kiva. After graduation, she worked as a consultant for The Cambridge Group, helping companies gain a stronger understanding of their customers to inspire growth. After a few years, her passion for the social impact space was tugging at her so Roshni decided to go to business school to focus on the how business can be used towards a social cause, and is currently finishing up her first year at the Kellogg School of Management. She is very excited to experience new cultures, learn about microfinance and meet inspiring people as a Kiva Fellow in Indonesia and Timor Leste this summer.

Fellows Blog Posts by Roshni Khurana

Aug 26, 2016 TL Timor-Leste

A view overlooking the coast of Dili (the capital of Timor-Leste)
What could crocodiles, coffee and collective impact possibly have in common (other than some ingenious alliteration)? As a Kiva fellow, I spent a month in Timor Leste (East Timor) and found that these three things offer a taste of Timor through their importance in the past, present and future of the country.  First off, let’s take a step back. Timor Leste, where is that!? Timor Leste is one of the world’s newest and least developed countries.... Continue Reading >>

Jul 11, 2016 ID Indonesia

Tangerang is a large satellite city on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is a beautiful place - very green and lush, with several rivers winding through its many rural villages. I spent 3 weeks working with KSPPS BMI, one of Kiva’s microfinance partners that operates in the region.
A view overlooking the lush greenery of Tangerang
During my time there, I quickly realized that the river was the center of life for thousands of people in Tangerang. On several hour-long drives I would stare out the window and see... Continue Reading >>