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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.

What A Wonderful Weave!: How me, weaves, and neoclassical economics came together in Tanzania

I arrived in Dar es Salaam in early June, a hot and sweaty mess, after 24 hours of flying time. It is my first time on the continent, meaning that every sight, smell, and experience is a new one for me.

Not to evoke partisan sentiments, but seriously, let’s share the wealth



Unstoppable women “Les Madans Sara”

Carbon Credits & Chlorine Dispensers: An Alternative Repayment Strategy

The majority of Kenyans in rural areas are completely reliant on natural sources for all of their water needs; this includes bathing, washing clothes, cooking, and drinking. Unfortunately, these sources of water are in no way purified or fit for human consumption.

Habiba’s wish: to see Tajikistan prosper

Habiba with a calf bought with her Kiva loan

To support herself and her family Habiba had to start a small business, raising cattle and producing milk and cheese that she sells at the village market to her neighbours. Habiba's tenderness stretches to all members of her small household. I witness it, when her son brings the calf that Habiba bought with funds provided by Kiva lenders.

Rural Microloans 2.0: A Mexican Social Enterprise Revamps its Credit Program

12 Days in Uganda Without Running Water

The first partner that I worked with as part of my Kiva Fellowship was a small group called YICE (Youth Initiative for Community Engagement). They are headquartered in the village of Kyakatebe (Pronounced Jak-a-te-be) within the sub-county of Nalutuntu within the district of Mubende, Uganda.

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