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Creating Food Security in Liberia: The Work of The Universal Farmer's Association

It is easy to notice that the majority of expatriates in Liberia live in a bubble, a world of security, running water, working toilets, electricity, and even air-conditioning and gyms for the lucky ones.

It’s time to harvest: growing ginger on the Kenyan coast

As a Kiva Fellow in Kenya, I have had the privilege to work with farmers from Kiva’s partner, Asante Foundation. It’s an exciting time right now, as farmers are harvesting their first ginger crop that they planted in April.

Connecting Liberia: How Wireless Technology Lab Is Helping Rural Liberians With Computer Awareness & Literacy Training To Access The Outside World

Banjor Community is a wonderful area. It has friendly people, beautiful beaches, a gym, a golf course, the ruins of what was once West Africa’s largest hotel, over 160 schools, and now, thanks to Joseph Pambu, a computer lab and training program. The one thing this community lacks is electricity.

The little cookstove that could: How ASA Initiative is helping bring green energy and jobs to Ghana

Let’s hear it for the men

I can still remember feeling overwhelmed the first time I made a Kiva loan. So many options, so many deserving Kiva borrowers — where to begin? I didn’t have a preference on region, country, or loan type, but I did know with certainty that I wanted to lend to a woman. 

Reason to despair and reason to hope

1 year Ebola free: Sierra Leone's Remarkable Recovery

Six Months After 7.8: ESPOIR and Kiva aid in Ecuador’s Earthquake Recovery Efforts

Destruction in Chamanga, Manabi, Ecua

The Secret Garden: Uncovering mysteries at a Kiva borrower

As a Kiva Fellow, each field visit to meet Kiva’s borrowers feels like an exciting, new experience! I compare it to reading a new book each time; and instead of starting at the beginning, you get to read the last page first.

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