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In the heart of a group loan meeting in Samaná, Dominican Republic

Palestinian Borrower, Ramadan Beverages

A Kiva Borrower, who found success in selling Arabic Coffee in the streets of Jenin, inspired me to write about the beverage that millions of people wake up to in the AM, to as well as some Ramadan beverages commonly consumed in Palestine! (Video)

Trifusion Yoga Studio

Defaulted Borrowers Tell Their Story

This summer, I have the privilege of working with one of Kiva's Field Partners, Urwego Opportunity Bank (UOB), in Kigali, Rwanda. As part of their semi-annual roadshow, the UOB management team traveled around Rwanda visiting each of the 13 branches and meeting borrowers.

Can You Smell What Kiva Zip Entrepreneurs Are Cooking?

Jorge, City Saucery | Photo: Parris Whittingham |

Kiva Zip entrepreneurs in New York are a group of over 150 creative people with small businesses such as family farms, bakeries, media, and apparel. The Kiva Zip team is constantly inspired by the passion they put into their work but it's a really difficult feeling to convey to Kiva lenders, partners, and community.

Our solution to this problem was to bring our entrepreneurs directly to the community! Over one hundred enthusiastic Kiva Zip supporters gathered at our New York City co-working space to meet a dozen of our food producting entrepreneurs, including Jorge pictured above, and left with a belly full of their food and beverages.

What Matters Most

As I pass the halfway mark in my fellowship, I’ve been taking some time to reflect. A self-diagnosed pragmatic dreamer, I’m forever faced with the challenge of having to keep my feet on the ground but not wanting to let my dreams fly away.

Are You a Fan of Rice Terraces and Waterfalls? Come to Bohol

Since mid-July, I have been in Tagbilaran City, Bohol for my 2nd field placement in the Philippines with Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), a partner of VisionFund International.

First Time-New Path

A Solution to India’s Public Hygiene Problem

A Solution to India’s Public Hygiene Problem

The Best Beer in Bangalore!

The Best Beer in Bangalore! One man’s journey of struggle and redemption…


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