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The Joys of a Mobile Loan Tool, and an Old-School Office


Kenya's Women Beekeepers


Big Smiles in Small Town Western Uganda

My Kiva Fellowship recently led me on a 930km trip through Western Uganda, where I visited a variety of borrowers living in rural areas. Although the journey was long and full of dust, sweat and bumpy roads, there were also many laughs, delicious foods and wonderful people along the way.

The Long Road to Connecting with Your Audience



"Art is...worth making. Something risky. Something human.”

It has been just over three weeks since I started my fellowship with Kiva Zip.

A Better Life in Kenya's Rift Valley, $11 at a Time

Last week I travelled to Nakuru, a town to the northwest of Nairobi in Kenya's Rift Valley Province, about three hours away by matatu.  Matatus are the predominant mode of transport in Kenya and while they lack a few comforts - leg room, air conditioning, suspension, and any limit on the numbe

Happiness Without a Smile: Facing Bell’s Palsy

Chicago to Nairobi



A Resilient Kiva Zip Borrower: Esther, the 'Annapurna of Kibera Slums'

Beyond Lending, Helping Clients in Benin Learn to Save

Over the past month, I have been working with Kiva partner Alidé in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin. I recently visited Henriette, one of Alidé’s long-standing clients.

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