Timeline & Press Coverage
  • Sept/Oct 2010: The U.S. State Department’s SPAN magazine featured me in its “Achievers" column for the Sept/Oct 2010 issue. The article is more than 1000 words and includes two photos of me. This feature article shows that I am an emerging Indo-American teenager who advocates economic independence and female empowerment. The magazine is published in 3 languages (English, Hindi, and Urdu), is available online and in print, and has a circulation of more than 60,000 copies. The article can be found online here:
  • 15 July 2010: Made 100th loan on Kiva: here
  • April 2010: Featured in high school newspaper: here
  • 25 March 2010: Featured on Kiva Blog: here
  • 23 March 2010: Personally acknowledged by First Lady of California in personal letter
  • 7 March 2010: Special on Desi USA TV aired on Comcast
  • 2 March 2010: YouTube video from Desi USA TV Special posted: here
  • January 2010: 50th loan on Kiva, 2000th hit on blog, 10th follower
  • 12 April 2009: Became a Kiva Lender
  • March 2009: Started writing her blog