Rob Packer

Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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  • Fluent in English, German, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Italian, Russian
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Portfolio Manager, Kiva
  • No education listed
  • From London, England
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About Me


To travel the world and make the most of it before going back to the corporate life



Live and let live, but communicate. You can only learn from other people.


I always find it difficult to narrow down my interests, because you'll never know unless you try. I love all types of music (alternative, classical, hip-hop, pop and more), literature and art. Travelling is one of my greatest loves and especially trying food from wherever I go.

Music, Movies, and Books

Metamorphosis - Kafka; One Hundred Years of Solitude - García Márquez; The Book of Disquiet - Pessoa; The Black Book - Pamuk; Heart of Darkness - Conrad; Perfume - Süskind; The Steppenwolf - Hesse; The Plague - Camus; The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald; Things Fall Apart - Achebe; Pedro Paramo - Rulfo; All Souls - Nooteboom; All Souls - Marías; The Sheltering Sky - Bowles; The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy; Jamilya - Chingiz Aitmatov

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Working as a Kiva Fellow in Kyrgyzstan and Colombia: going out to visit microfinance clients in some of the poorest areas of these countries. It's also one of the hardest things I've ever done.

visited 53 states (23.5%)Create your own visited map of The World or Like this? try: Google Ransom Note

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Colombia, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, United Kingdom

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