My name is Ashley Calvani, and I was hired just over a week ago to be a part of the JIFFI Marketing team. This past week has been a whirlwind of new information, and I couldn’t feel more privileged to be a part of this amazing organization.
True, I applied to JIFFI when I saw their application on Facebook, but microfinance has been on my radar for a while. Rewind to this past January. I was on an Urban Plunge in my hometown of Cincinnati. We spent time in homeless shelters and soup kitchens—things you would typically associate with poverty studies. That’s about all I expected out of my trip—do some service, make a difference, and go home.
What I never imagined was discovering that poverty was a cycle and not just a condition. I learned many things at Urban Plunge, but there were two in particular that stuck with me.
|JIFFI's first all-staff meeting this year.|