The Week Before Kiva Milwaukee Launch!
We’ve been counting down to the launch of Kiva City Milwaukee on Tuesday, February 17! Not only are entrepreneurs being given a chance to raise support for 0% interest loans, but they are becoming a part of the Kiva Zip community.
Yet, all of this takes quite a bit of work. Lauren Stinson arrived as the newest Milwaukee fellow last week, and her first few days in the city have been quite eventful. Here’s a look at her schedule as she prepared for the launch:
Thursday, Feb. 5:Arrive in Milwaukee. Excited to hit the ground running!
Speaking of running, I began my fellowship by rushing to Madison, WI (1.5 hours away) to submit a grant proposal. I view the adventure as a way of getting to explore more of the Badger State and visiting my alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Madison. On Wisconsin!
Friday:I am not sure how I got this privilege on my second day on the job, but I was featured in a promotional video for the Wisconsin Saves campaign,, made by a Kiva Zip trustee and key supporter, the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)! I’m saving up for graduate school as I spend the next few months empowering small businesses in Milwaukee.