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Kiva, the missing piece of a puzzle to boost rice farmers

In a recent report from the Oxford Business School, it was estimated that 66% of Ghana’s rice consumption was supported by imports.

Lessons of life from the women of rural Nicaragua

During my fellowship in Nicaragua I have come across some incredible borrowers, and their stories have touched me profoundly. What I didn't know, was that these borrowers would teach me some invaluable life lessons too.

My experience as a Kiva partner impact fellow

My first assignment involved working with 2 partners - 1 in Kenya and 1 in Rwanda - to identify opportunities in their product portfolio to introduce new products or tweak existing products for the impact evaluation project.

Georgia on my mind

Georgia has one of the oldest histories of any country on Earth. In fact, the recent discovery of 8,000-year-old storage containers show that Georgians may be the first inventors of wine.

Where hammocks come from

Hammocks are as much of a Salvadorian staple as the pupusa, and they’re woven ubiquitously throughout the culture.

Reaching financially excluded populations: How interest rates play a role

One fellow's experience into the unseen costs of administering microloans.

Fostering social equality through microfinance in Nicaragua: Interview with Veronica Herrera, CEO of MiCrédito

“Empowering youth is vital to see the change in Nicaragua that we seek,”

VisionFund Kenya: A family focused lending approach

Having lived and worked in Kenya for most of my life, I thought I knew a lot about the Microfinance space in the country. All that changed when I joined VisionFund Kenya as a Kiva fellow a few months ago.

Escaping a disaster zone

The town is called San Cristobal Norte – or Sacrin for short – and remember that name because I might never make it out. It’s mid-afternoon, but I am sitting in the dark and the rain outside has culminated into a monotone shriek. So much for the borrower visit I was supposed to do today.

The gain from a grain: Rice in Filipino culture

"When there is rice, there is no hunger.”

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