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The Best Beer in Bangalore!

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



Healthy Women = Healthy Businesses

Throughout my Kiva fellowship, I have met with a number of borrowers and have personally witnessed the impact that micro-loans have had in their lives whether it be growing their business, providing for their family, learning how to save money, or giving a borrower an opportunity they wouldn’t have

How One Mexican Couple Baked Their Way Through Tragedy



¡Say Cheese!

One of my favorite activities as a Kiva Fellow is meeting with borrowers. And, the borrowers are usually happy to have a visitor and proud to show their business. Recently, I had the privilege of meeting borrower Dianira, who makes cheese daily.

A Fish Full of Dollars

Two years ago, Armen took out a loan of $1,625 for his business and since he has just repaid his final installment last month, I decided to pay him a visit to hear about his experience using Kiva.

Nuestra Nueva Medellín

Tammy's Magical Treasure Island Getaway

When I walked into A Tran's Bay Bike Shop, I was greeted by brightly painted signs, plants  and murals. The entire shop was covered in floor-to-ceiling designs, with bright whirls of color and whimsical figures pedaling their way through a beautiful, enchanted world.

How Mexico’s Poorest Women Redefine The Meaning Of Hard Work

María Lucas at home in her embroidery studio

How to Make a Tortilla – Guatemalan Style

Mari Cruz is an energetic, friendly, and dynamic 41-year-old woman. About fifteen years ago, she decided to open her own restaurant and took out her first loan to purchase tables and chairs.

School’s IN For Summer

Summer school is in session! I know what you’re thinking - “Summer school? Sounds like a drag.” The ear-to-ear smiles on these five, six, and seven year-old students’ faces would make you question all of your preconceived notions of summer school.

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