Kristin Davis is a passionate world traveler. But the most meaningful journeys of her life haven’t been to movie or TV sets, but to make a difference.
In June 2015, Davis, a goodwill ambassador with UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, visited Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, meeting families displaced by conflict and violence, and in August 2019 she traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, to meet with women refugee entrepreneurs.
“If you’re in an extreme-poverty situation, helping women with microloans and training them to earn money is a way to have a lasting effect,” Davis says. And she has remained engaged. “There are so many conflicts all around the world—so many that we can’t even keep them all in our minds here in America,” she says. “I really wanted to be part of the front lines in terms of trying to help these people who had been forgotten by society at large.”