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End of Fellowship Reflection: Top Wins

As I bid a bittersweet farewell to new friends and my Rwandan home, I reflect on a truly remarkable six months and my top 5 wins as a Kiva Fellow:

Solar in Senegal: A Kiva Partner Expands its Impact

Rwanda: Olive thinks we should all have an omelette for breakfast!

Olive is only 24 years old but has already seen her business grow from strength to strength. What is the secret to her success? Eggs!

Agnes: an inspiration from Masindi, Uganda


Upcycled Couture Hits Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

During my recent visits with borrowers from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD), a Kiva Field Partner based in the Coastal Region of

Hiuchol art and traditions: The story of Micaela

For these Costa Rican leaders, supporting other women is personal

“She was always fighting for women.” So said Elsa of her late mother, Lilliam. Elsa’s mom was a fierce advocate for women in their community of Upala, an agricultural zone in the northern region of Costa Rica.

The innovative women of Rwanda

The borrowers who I find most inspirational are the ones who go the extra mile to innovate in the hope of achieving a more sustainable income for themselves and their families. However, this commitment usually requires more up front capital than a Rwandan household has available.

Ghana: A study in lunch starches.

For those of you who have never had Ghanian cuisine (and I'm sure there are many of you) there are three main things you should know about Ghanian cuisine:
  1. It is mostly starch (rice/plantain/cassava/maize/yam etc)
  2. The portions are large enough to feed a small army

A Story of a Talented Borrower of Kashf Foundation- Pakistan

Rizwana Tabbasum with

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