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Kiva Fellow friendships from the field

I can’t read anything. That was the first daunting realisation that hit me as my airport shuttle found a spot in Bishkek’s morning traffic jam. Before moving to Kyrgyzstan as a Kiva Fellow, I had not lived and worked in a country where the official language was not english.

What A Wonderful Weave!: How me, weaves, and neoclassical economics came together in Tanzania

I arrived in Dar es Salaam in early June, a hot and sweaty mess, after 24 hours of flying time. It is my first time on the continent, meaning that every sight, smell, and experience is a new one for me.

Not to evoke partisan sentiments, but seriously, let’s share the wealth



Unstoppable women “Les Madans Sara”

Carbon Credits & Chlorine Dispensers: An Alternative Repayment Strategy

The majority of Kenyans in rural areas are completely reliant on natural sources for all of their water needs; this includes bathing, washing clothes, cooking, and drinking. Unfortunately, these sources of water are in no way purified or fit for human consumption.

Habiba’s wish: to see Tajikistan prosper

Habiba with a calf bought with her Kiva loan

To support herself and her family Habiba had to start a small business, raising cattle and producing milk and cheese that she sells at the village market to her neighbours. Habiba's tenderness stretches to all members of her small household. I witness it, when her son brings the calf that Habiba bought with funds provided by Kiva lenders.

Rural Microloans 2.0: A Mexican Social Enterprise Revamps its Credit Program

12 Days in Uganda Without Running Water

The first partner that I worked with as part of my Kiva Fellowship was a small group called YICE (Youth Initiative for Community Engagement). They are headquartered in the village of Kyakatebe (Pronounced Jak-a-te-be) within the sub-county of Nalutuntu within the district of Mubende, Uganda.

MSG is #1!


My MSG Combi Choir


Kiva, Camfed and Cama - A Transformational Partership

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