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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.

The World Cup is here, but there is another competition taking place in Ghana!

When it comes to soccer, few countries can compare with the intensity and enthusiasm Ghanaians show for the sport.  When Ghana’s national team (the Black Stars) plays, everyone and I mean everyone is following the match and a contagious optimism permeates the air - no matter who the team is pl

Kiva-Powered Education in Uganda


Ever thought about investing in a milk bar?

When a mzungu meets a Kenyan dairy cow

Renew Richmond: Changing the Landscape of Food Access


“I built toilets for my kids and a shed for my cow...is that bad?”

Florence and her cow shed acq

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