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Culture Shock - Tea and 5 Other Things You Might Not Know About Ukraine

I'm going where? Ukraine!

A Taste of Terror: Kenya's Westgate Attack



The Superfood You've Never Heard of and How it's Educating Orphans

As I sank into the plush seat on the overnight bus toward the Kenyan coast for the first time, I let out a sigh of relief. Nairobi, aptly dubbed “Nairobbery” by locals and expats for the high number of muggings, break-ins, and carjackings, was starting to wear me out.

Vietnam - The sensation of Autumn

A New Partner, A New Opportunity to Support Clean Energy!

During my fellowship in Nicaragua I had the pleasure of working with an exciting new Kiva partner named Tecnosol.  Tecnosol is the Central American leader in the sale and installation of decentralized renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, hydro, and biogas.

Conversations that Change Lives

It’s a warm Sunday afternoon and I’m hiking in a volcanic gorge just outside Hells Gate National Park in Naivasha. A slender Maasai man named Joe is guiding my friend and I up the steep, slippery walls of hardened lava.

A New Partner, A New Opportunity to Make a Catalytic Difference

For the past three months I’ve had the pleasure of working with an exciting new Kiva partner.  PAC (Association for People in Community Action) is an agriculturally focused economic development organization in Nicaragua.  They specialize in rural productive value chain integration b

The Good Nurses of Busia County

When Aditi and I arrived in Busia, dust-splayed and weather-beaten on the shared backseat of a boda boda, we did not look like your average tourists.

Thanks, Dad!


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