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"My Love" in Mozambique

You probably know more Mozambican Portuguese than you realize…

Do you know who made your kids’ school uniforms?

Xaverine is the answer you will most likely get in Nyamasheke, a remote village in west Rwanda.

Day in the Life of a Kiva Fellow: Borrower Verifications

There is a wide array of tasks a fellow can be assigned during one's time in the field. One task I have found most meaningful is "Borrower Verifications," more affectionately known as BVs at Kiva.

End of Fellowship Reflection: Top Wins

As I bid a bittersweet farewell to new friends and my Rwandan home, I reflect on a truly remarkable six months and my top 5 wins as a Kiva Fellow:

Solar in Senegal: A Kiva Partner Expands its Impact

Rwanda: Olive thinks we should all have an omelette for breakfast!

Olive is only 24 years old but has already seen her business grow from strength to strength. What is the secret to her success? Eggs!

Agnes: an inspiration from Masindi, Uganda

Upcycled Couture Hits Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

During my recent visits with borrowers from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD), a Kiva Field Partner based in the Coastal Region of

Hiuchol art and traditions: The story of Micaela

For these Costa Rican leaders, supporting other women is personal

“She was always fighting for women.” So said Elsa of her late mother, Lilliam. Elsa’s mom was a fierce advocate for women in their community of Upala, an agricultural zone in the northern region of Costa Rica.


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