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Behind the Scenes at the Kiva San Francisco Launch Party

San Francisco City Hall glowing Kiva green!


Over 1,000 people came out to celebrate Kiva's San Francisco City Launch on October 1, 2015. Kiva’s partnership with the City of San Francisco is to bring at least 1,000 small business owners 0% interest loans of up to $10,000 in the next 5 years.

The Art of Guatemalan Weaving

Around the majestic Lake Atitlán sits the small town know for its traditional weavings, San Juan La Laguna. I was graciously invited to learn about the weaving process from two borrowers who are part of the women’s cooperative Asociación Tz’utujil.

The Man Behind the Barista: visiting a coffee grower in Peru

Proud papa of profitable plants

A Few of my Favourite Things

Life is very sad according to Hranush Kharatyan, or so the title of her book goes.

Juana’s “Haute Coiffure” salon in Samaná, Dominican Republic

Meet Soumaila, The Unstoppable!

During my borrower’s verifications, I met incredible borrowers with their own unique story of faith, survival and hope. But among them, one man’s story lingered with me and I could not shake his face off of my mind. The man was Soumaila; a small and humble man with an infectious smile.
Soumaila (in the middle) proudly showing his parcels

A Peek at the Stories Behind A Loan Disbursement

My first attendance to a loan disbursement was at Micro Start, one of Kiva’s field partners located in Gounghin, Ouagadougou. What started as a routine day turned out to be the most inspiring experience of my life.

Changing the ‘Default Settings’ of African Women

A conversation with Angeline Murimirwa, Regional Director of Camfed
 

In the heart of a group loan meeting in Samaná, Dominican Republic



Palestinian Borrower, Ramadan Beverages

A Kiva Borrower, who found success in selling Arabic Coffee in the streets of Jenin, inspired me to write about the beverage that millions of people wake up to in the AM, to as well as some Ramadan beverages commonly consumed in Palestine! (Video)

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