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Does Kiva Have a Place in a Land of Wealth?

After 5 straight weeks of gray skies, cold winds, and not a drop of sunshine, spring is finally here!  Leaves are emerging and flowers are starting to bloom from the previously barren landscape.  The warm weather also means I can finally lose my heavy winter coat for a slightly lighter co

Empanadas de Pino: A Loan Officer's Support for Her Borrowers

An Interview with the Village Bank President


Welcome to the land of dangerous hospitality

Ever fantasized about hitting the road and going deep into the depths of Albania? Chances are slim, but I am here to suggest you should start.

*Note: Danger in the title is not in a reference to issues of personal safety, more danger of the stomach explosion, gain a bunch of weight variety... 

Standing Firmly on the Ground

An Unstable Foundation

Give me 2 minutes and I will show you my Kenyan new home!

After spending three weeks in Kenya (a third one in Tanzania reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro) and having the chance of experiencing the realities of the field as a Kiva Zip fellow I can’t feel more blessed with life for being here.

I define it as opportunity for learning while doing an impact and that is everything I need for my life at the moment. I am having the perfect exposure to gather the strength and confidence I need in order to achieve catalyst change in the way people think and act. Only with the sake of bringing process to humanity.

Photo Essay of Johannesburg, South Africa: 'a world class African city'

Joburg's Central Business District has the most dense collection of skyscrapers in Africa


Johannesburg. Joburg. Jozi. Joziburg. Whatever you call this city, it had me at hello.

Let’s face it, Johannesburg doesn’t have the best reputation. When you tell people you’re moving here they fear for your safety and question your judgment. And though most tourists arrive in South Africa via Joburg, they quickly move on to other destinations. They are missing out! This city has so much to offer residents and tourists alike. 

The reality of Joburg defies perceptions. After a traumatic history under apartheid and urban decay in the 1980s and 1990s, Joburg is experiencing an amazing rebirth. There is a unique and vibrant atmosphere here, an energy I’ve never experienced anywhere else.

Jozi is making a comeback. And it's an exciting time to be here witnessing it.

Ima Market: A Tangerine Dream


A Fellow, A Taxi, A Loan, A Vision


Wait, what?!

Wait, what exactly is going on at Fundacion Paraguaya? Why are they not just making loans?  Have I found the "journalistic" Holy Grail and uncovered Something Scandalous?

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