Monday, October 8, 2007

You're doing what?!

  • Moving to India at the end of October.

  • I don't know exactly. It depends on how much I like it and what sort of adventure I decide to have next. But probably about a year.

  • I'll be working for an NGO called Unitus ( It's a fabulous org that increases access to microfinance--a powerful tool in the struggle against global poverty. I've worked in our Seattle headquarters for about a year and am now transferring to our office in Bangalore, which is now big enough to require a dedicated operations person (that's me).

  • Way far south, straight up from the bottom point.

  • 6.5 million

  • Well no, I don't love pollution and heat and grime, but 1.1 billion people manage to make it work so I probably can too.

  • Okay, I'll try not to hit a cow. I heard the same thing.

  • Yes, you can come visit me!


Zach said...

Haaaaaaaa! That's awesome. What question was the 6.5 million in answer to?

Anna said...

Zach - So good to hear from you! I'm sorry I flaked on getting together when you were out this way. Are you still in NY? We'll (I'll) have to be better about keeping in touch!

Anyway, 6.5 million is the population of Bangalore. :)

Zach said...

Ah. And end-of-october. That answers my question from my email. I'm so excited for you! Yes. Let's be better about being in touch.

Holly said...

I love the format here :-) will you continue to act as a psychic and read your readers' (acolytes?) minds upon arrival?

Anna said...

See, I knew you were going to say that. ;)

Vinayak said...

You post is awesome...Welcome to india i am one of the person among the billion.
I am based in bangalore and very much exicted about micro finance...You keep you great work going...:)
Do let me know incase of any concerns or help if you require in bangalore. my email is