It’s taken me some time to “get my feet on the ground” microfinance wise. So many distractions upon arriving in a new country, community, culture, family–not to mention learning my way around ASDIR, Kiva’s partner bank. After almost 6 weeks here, this is my first post that focuses on microcredit.
I have visited almost 50 Kiva borrowers since arriving here, but these two stand out for me as exemplifying the role that “having access to credit” can play in the lives of the hardworking and resourceful poor.
The first, is an interview...Continue Reading >>