Tuesday, February 7, 2012

San Francisco Bound!

Well, dear readers, since posting our absence memo on January 12, we have kept you in suspense long enough. What's going on with the Kathmanduo, you ask?

Drum roll, please: the 'duo is no longer in the 'du. That's right. We have left Nepal and are now back in the US preparing for our next adventure that is on the immediate horizon: a cross-country move to San Francisco, where I will be starting a full-time job at Kiva!

I am thrilled beyond words, and I feel very lucky to be taking this next step in my career with an organization that I am so passionate about. I'm also pretty darn excited about my actual job, which will be managing and growing the portfolio for Kiva's new strategic partnerships with businesses in targeted sectors outside microfinance, like One Acre Fund.

Of course, there is a long story behind our move, and we plan on sharing it over a few blog posts in the coming weeks. We don't want to leave you completely hanging, though, so -- in typical Kathmanduo fashion -- we will share with you some snapshots of our journey so far. You'll see that there's already been some criss-crossing of the US, and we're leaving tomorrow to do it again.

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January 18: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Just checking up on things.

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January 21: View of San Francisco from Billy Goat Hill. Switching gears from Nepali peaks to city hills.

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February 2: Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lovely.

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February 3: Stretch of Ohio cornfields. Trying to entertain myself in the boring stretch between Columbus and Toledo.

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February 3: Gun store in Ohio. Welcome to America.

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February 5: Astro Coffee in Detroit. Prepping for the hipster coffee scene on the west coast.

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February 5: Dequindre Cut in Detroit. Making the urban planner's pilgrimage to Detroit's converted railroad line.

More to come soon! In the meantime, thanks for sticking with us.

1 comment:

voyagevixen said...

I love kiva! We have done over 200 loans. We are 2 Canadian vegans on a year trip and in Nepal right now.