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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. 

Escaping a disaster zone

I'm in a small town in central Costa Rica called San Cristobal Norte – or Sacrin for short – and right now it feels like I might never make it out. It’s mid-afternoon, but I am sitting in the dark and the rain outside has escalated into a monotone shriek.

The gain from a grain: Rice in Filipino culture

Homecoming: the future of internally displaced persons in Colombia

When you read the phrase “internally displaced persons,” what countries come to mind? I immediately think of Syria and Iraq. If pressed, I can think of a few more: South Sudan, perhaps Somalia and Pakistan.

Bouncing back: When delinquency leads to resiliency in Ghana

Meeting with Kiva borrowers is a privilege that I have had the opportunity to enjoy multiple times since I have landed in Africa. Oftentimes, their stories, professional or personal, have made me forget the initial reason for my visit.

What do you really do? A journey through my first borrower visit

Reading between the lines: Borrowers' stories untold

Climate-smart agriculture produces 40 litres in revenue

ECLOF Kenya introduced climate-smart agriculture loan products in the year 2015 and the program has been doing well in the regions of Eastern Kenya ever since. In order to expand its program to other dairy farmers, Kiva and ECLOF Kenya are conducting an impact evaluation of the program.

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