By Jeremy Gordon, KF11, Kenya
“People like us can’t get a loan. You have to be a member of a group with an influential person in it—we don’t know anyone like that.”
The second day I passed him on my way to work, a man on a bright red and chrome boda boda (motorbike) befriended me. Rama is not a Kiva entrepreneur, and though he has been in this business for just over a year and a half, he rents his bike daily. He’ll spend the full retail price of a new motorbike every year in rental fees.
Before I left Mombasa, I asked Rama if...Continue Reading >>