Kiva Stories from the Field

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An (a)maize-ing tale: Nigeria’s new farming revolution

Babban Gona is a unique Kiva partner because they do so much more than make loans. They support the farmer during the entire farming cycle.

The Grapes of Mirth

A week after I got to Georgia as a Kiva fellow in the field, I received an invitation to help pick grapes in the village of an acquaintance's parents. 

Tajikistan: A land of resilient and resourceful people

After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the new republics had varying degrees of success in adapting to the introduction of capitalism. Tajikistan struggled more than most, compounded by the fact that it suffered a five-year civil war soon after declaring independence.

An unexpected party in Tajikistan

I must admit, I never expected to have a good time at a circumcision party.  I suppose it helped greatly that the circumcision was not my own, and in fact the deed itself occurred after the party.  Let me back up a bit and explain.
 

Community store fosters peace & economic opportunity in post-conflict Colombia

Drive about 1.5 hours east of the up-and-coming metropolis of Medellín, and you’ll find yourself on tranquil mountain roads in Cocorná, dotted with family farms and handmade houses.

Chocolate

Female Bankers in Tajikistan

Hi Kiva Lenders, 

Crocodiles, Coffee and Collective Impact

A view overlooking the coast of Dili (the capital of Timor-L

Kivan Hobbies & Habits

Life on the River in Indonesia

Tangerang is a large satellite city on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is a beautiful place - very green and lush, with several rivers winding through its many rural villages.

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