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Behind the Scenes… The Trilogy: Training 23 Kiva Agents

Weaving, Women, and Justice in Guatemala

Today in Guatemala's Supreme Court, closing arguments are being delivered in the trial of former head of state, Efraín Ríos Montt on the accusations of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Microfinance 101: Guatemala Video Lessons "From the Field to the Classroom" [VIDEOS]

 
 
Last year, I served as a substitute teacher in my hometown of Minnetonka, Minnesota. 

Georgia on my mind

Georgia has one of the oldest histories of any country on Earth. In fact, the recent discovery of 8,000-year-old storage containers show that Georgians may be the first inventors of wine. For that alone, we thank them.

Where hammocks come from

Go to any home in El Salvador and you are sure to encounter one thing:
 
A working sink? No.
Air conditioning? No.
A flushing toilet? Maybe.
 

Reaching financially excluded populations: How interest rates play a role

As many readers of this blog likely know, Kiva lends zero-interest capital to microfinance institutions (MFIs) all over the world.

Fostering social equality through microfinance in Nicaragua: Interview with Veronica Herrera, CEO of MiCrédito

This article was originally published by the European Microfinance Platform and edited for this platform.

VisionFund Kenya: A family focused lending approach

Having lived and worked in Kenya for most of my life, I thought I knew a lot about the Microfinance space in the country. Well, all that changed when I joined VisionFund Kenya as a Kiva fellow a few months ago.

Escaping a disaster zone

The town is called San Cristobal Norte – or Sacrin for short – and remember that name because I might never make it out. It’s mid-afternoon, but I am sitting in the dark and the rain outside has culminated into a monotone shriek. So much for the borrower visit I was supposed to do today.

The gain from a grain: Rice in Filipino culture

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