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The innovative women of Rwanda

The borrowers who I find most inspirational are the ones who go the extra mile to innovate in the hope of achieving a more sustainable income for themselves and their families. However, this commitment usually requires more up front capital than a Rwandan household has available.

Ghana: A study in lunch starches.

For those of you who have never had Ghanian cuisine (and I'm sure there are many of you) there are three main things you should know about Ghanian cuisine:
  1. It is mostly starch (rice/plantain/cassava/maize/yam etc)
  2. The portions are large enough to feed a small army

A Story of a Talented Borrower of Kashf Foundation- Pakistan

Rizwana Tabbasum with

Impressive Empresas: 5 Things I Learned from a Week with Panamanian Credit Unions

This week I had the privilege of visiting many Kiva borrowers in the Chiriquí province of Panama. It is a rich area made up of beautiful coast, steep mountains, plentiful farmland, and abundant rainbows.

Borrower Visits in Chorkor

Last week I met the ladies of Sorlimor Group in Chorkor, an overpopulated fishing area in Greater Accra.  After numerous tro tros (three in two hours!) the loan officer and I finally arrived at the meeting spot (

Bem-vindo a Moçambique

I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and ended up in the wonderful world of Maputo, Mozambique.  Forgetting my old routine and relearning the spicy, Mozambican way of things. 

My Senegalese Valentine’s Day: A Half-Marathon in Dakar

Kiva Fellow Superpowers

In the movie Taken Liam Neeson says, “I don’t have money.

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Kiva Zip Graduation Stories


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