Fellows Blog Posts

Micro-finance experienced first hand in the Ayeyarwady Division of Myanmar

Expect the Unexpected

An open stretch of road outside of town

Does Modern Day Azerbaijan Need Our Help?

The modern Baku skyline


Trust is tangible in Kiva Zip Kenya

“What if I told you that we provide 0% interest loans for you to grow your business?” was usually the most controversial question during my speaking engagements.
 

How to make friends and influence people...... Azeri style!

Thoughts on my first week in Azerbaijan and working with the wonderful people at AqroInvest. 

Islamic Finance: What it means for Microloans to be Sharia-Compliant




The Secret Bengali Ingredient for Change

In clay pot: Ras Malai (my favorite

The MBA-Worthy Businessmen of Zimbabwe

I moved to South Africa from Zimbabwe two weeks ago for the second placement of my fellowship. As part of my work for expanding Kiva’s partnerships within South Africa, I have been meeting with lots of interesting organizations with very innovative business models.

From Designer to Refugee to Kiva Zip Borrower in Kenya

While working on Kiva Zip operations in Kenya, I engage with Trustees (the volunteer backbone of the Kiva Zip model) every day, hearing their stories, experiences, issues, and very often-getting humble invitations to vis

Empowering Women in India: Is it just another slogan?



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