I have been a Kiva lender since 2007 and I’m excited to be introducing new lenders to the concept of micro-finance. I love living in the Pacific Northwest and am proud to be a native Oregonian. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our three sons, two daughters-in-law, and our adorable grandson. I've recently retired from my career as an architectural designer. My interests include skiing, biking, hiking, cooking, knitting, reading, and creating iPhoto books of our travels. The women in my bookgroup are some of my closest friends.
I was born in Idaho but came to Portland to attend the University of Portland in 1964 and have lived here ever since. My husband and I have 3 children, all of whom are married - 2 sons and 1 daughter. We are very blessed to have 5 grandchildren all under the age of 2 1/2. I am a retired elementary teacher and enjoy traveling, reading, hiking and most recently quilt-making. My favorite quote is from Ghandi - "Be the change you wish to see in the world".
Our book club is turning a new page, and I am thrilled to be a part of that change.
After reading so many books that tell of the difference one person can make, we
are hoping to make a big difference in the lives of many people by joining KIVA.
An Oregonian to the core, my favorite pasttime is exploring Oregon's beauty. I
also enjoy travel, which I do when I'm not busy teaching. My husband and I will
celebrate 35 years of marriage this summer with our three adult children.
I am a middle school teacher and director of curriculum, originally from Arkansas. My husband and I have three grown children, a son and two daughters. One of our daughters was in the Peace Corps for two years in Paraguay, and has since lived in Bolivia, India, Mexico, and Argentina. Our other daughter has lived in Peru and Spain. Both have helped to open my eyes to the great need of so many around the world. I'm excited to have the opportunity to provide small loans to women entrepreneurs.