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PEJIBAYE: The sustainable management of natural resources

In response to the lack of food, a small community in rural Nicaragua develops new ways to use a fruit that in the past was wasted. As part of my visits to the field in Nicaragua, a Kiva borrower is part of training sessions in which new food preparations are taught to women of different communities. 

Malawi - The Warm Heart of Africa

Sunset at Cape Maclear


Five Things I Didn't Know About Kenya

One of the best parts of the Kiva Fellowship is the anticipation while awaiting the location of your placement, which could be nearly anywhere Kiva loans are available. Wouldn’t it be great to stroll by the Taj Mahal on the way to work, gallop on horseback through the plains of Mongolia, or take in a sunset on a Samoan beach?


Then on a beautiful July afternoon, I almost physically jumped for joy when offered the opportunity to work in Kiva Zip’s Nairobi office. Having spent a few days in Kenya a few years ago, I relished the chance to return and get to know it better.
 

Here are some things I learned about Kenya the second time around.

Historic Day for Indonesia

This past Monday, October 20th, I celebrated with tens of thousands of Indonesians in Jakarta to welcome their 7th President, Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, as he’s affectionately called.

Another man's treasure: Resourcefulness in Kenya

Resourcefulness is perhaps the most essential trait for any entrepreneur.  In Nairobi’s Kibera district, the largest slum in Africa, that trait is apparent everywhere you look.  In an environment where most residents earn no more than $2/day, resourcefulness is the means for survival, and entrepreneurship a vessel for hope. 

120 Borrowers in 120 Minutes

Microlending in Action

In the City that Never Sleeps, NYC Entrepreneurs Work Harder than You

Here we are in the BIG APPLE, a city that plays hard and works even harder. It’s been a busy first month of my fellowship and things aren’t looking to slow down anytime soon. The NYC Zip team here has set the pace – hint; it’s not slow- and I have hit the ground sprinting.

A Taste of Jordan: Vegetarian Bamia


Near the Mediterranean Sea, Jordan shares many of the regions culinary traditions, such as fresh veggie based dishes filled with healthy fats like olive oil.

Three Colombians I'll Never Forget !

 

We can Piki Too! Well... one of us can.


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