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The Forgotten Pearl of the Antilles

When the French colonizers settled in the Hispaniola Island, they called Haiti “La Perle des Antilles.” Once you spend enough time in the country, you will find that there is a good reason for calling it as such.

Clean energy for Kenya

Clean energy is a huge need for rural farmers in Kenya. Only 23% of Kenyans are connected to the grid, leaving the majority of the country without access to electricity. And when 85% of the population lives in rural areas, creating that access is not an easy task.

Inspirational loan officers, a budding college student, and lots of rain – must be a BV in the bateyes of La Romana, Dominican Republic

Sugarcane being transported for pl

Pokémon Go: The colliding of two worlds

2016 can officially be crowned the Year of Nostalgia.

Can a cow beat the Dow? Measuring the financial impact of a Kiva loan

In December 2007, two things happened almost simultaneously:

1.) I enrolled in a Finance and Applied Mathematics dual-degree program at the University of Auckland and;

2.) Financial markets all over the world crashed overnight

Disclaimer: you will learn nothing of microfinance or Kiva by reading this blog – you may however have a chuckle on my behalf

By the numbers: Sistema Biobolsa is ahead of the curve on what matters most

As a Kiva Fellow on my own in a new country, I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts. One of which, the Marketplace Tech podcast, has a game called Silicon Tally.

Karibus and Kwaheris: Spotlight on Tujijenge Staff, Yessaya Lyimo

Standing at a whopping 6 feet 2 inches tall, with kind eyes and a warm, toothy grin, Yessaya Lyimo is quite the presence in any room. He is the first person I met in Tanzania, and has probably been the most influential in making my time here a safe, engaging, and enjoyable one.

New generation of empowered women in Tajikistan show the way forward

Last month I had an opportunity to meet two of Kiva borrowers in Khujand, Tajikistan’s second largest city, proud of its long and rich history. Both borrowers are young and ambitious women.

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.


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