A Colombian native and Panamanian resident, Virginia is a passionate social entrepreneur working on women’s empowerment in Latin America. Virginia holds a BA in International Relations and complimented her studies with Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship classes. Virginia's work experience ranges from non-profit work at the UN's WFP and FAO, banking at HSBC Panama, social enterprise work at Kalu Yala and international experience in the US through Atlas Corps based at 2 Degrees Food. Being a fellow for Kiva Zip Kenya will not only add a new geographic experience to Virginia but it'll give her the opportunity to execute her passions - economic empowerment and opportunity access through technology- in one platform!

Fellows Blog Posts by Virginia Campo

Oct 14, 2014 KE Kenya

“What if I told you that we provide 0% interest loans for you to grow your business?” was usually the most controversial question during my speaking engagements.   “What’s the catch?” usually followed up my statement. “There is no catch, we are just trying to really outreach to entrepreneurs that need small loans and don’t have access to credit, we trust you will appreciate this loan and repay it back”. Silence filled the room while I continued to explain…   Sounds too good to be true? Well is it too good and it is also true… Kiva Zip is really revolutionizing the micro-lending... Continue Reading >>

Jul 3, 2014 KE Kenya

Sometimes it is better to share your challenges after they happened not while they are happening, so here it goes:


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