Stories tagged with Cambodia

Apr 4, 2012 KH Cambodia

Compiled by Allison Moomey | KF16 & KF17 | Bénin

Kiva fellows enjoy some time off during springtime holidays. Kiyomi enjoys a Semana Santa beach vacation in Mexico.

Springtime has arrived and fellows around the world are celebrating the resfreshing new life springing from the ground. From millions of tulips in Turkey to smelling family members and friends in Mongolia, fellows have been busy embracing the unique cultures of their host countries. Join Isabel...

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Apr 4, 2012 AZ Azerbaijan

Compiled by Kiyomi Beach | KF17 | Mexico

Easter Egg Dyeing in Cameroon

Whether shaking off the chill of winter, welcoming the rainy season, or experiencing any other climate change, the spring can definitely be a time to celebrate.  Some countries celebrate big which can mean local business owners have a surge in income from selling items related to the festivities.  Sales for new clothes, fabrics for costumes, candies, and specialty foods increase, which give...

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Feb 2, 2012 KH Cambodia

Jen Truong | KF17 | Cambodia

After experiencing my first day at work as a Kiva Fellow, I can tell you this much: One should always expect the unexpected! For me (and I feel incredibly fortunate for this), most of my unexpecteds so far have turned out to be only pleasant. Below, I have listed some details and thoughts of my first days being in Cambodia and at my MFI, MAXIMA, that I hope you will find at least entertaining.

The Expected:

1. Cambodia’s weather
Cambodia is humid! Granted, this is coming from...

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Jan 1, 2012 AZ Azerbaijan

Compiled by Laurie Young, KF16, Indonesia

I know! We can’t believe it either! Our Kiva Fellowships, as the 16th class, have come to an end.  So what’s in store for us once we return to our homes? Or perhaps, stay in the field for another fellowship?  Read on for the next chapter in the lives of some of the 16th Class of Kiva Fellows Alumni.

Jim Burke, AFODENIC, Managua

I am returning to San Francisco after working around Latin America for the past year. Apparently,  it’s time to go home and get ‘a...

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Oct 10, 2011 KH Cambodia

Compiled by Kathrin Gerner, KF16, Rwanda

Kiva Fellows in East Africa

This week, you have no fewer than 14 new articles to choose from on the Kiva fellows blog: Let the fellows take you along on borrower visits across the world. Learn how Kiva field partners expand the reach of microfinance in Rwanda, fill the microfinance donut hole in Sierra Leone and improve social performance in Uganda. Find out what poverty is like in urban Tajikistan and rural Burkina Faso...

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Oct 10, 2011 KH Cambodia

By Dave Weber, KF16 Cambodia

Corporate logo changes are common.  It’s rare to find a company that has maintained their corporate logo since opening their business.  Corporate name changes, however, are more rare.  In 2011 CREDIT in Cambodia is in the process of changing both.

I promised myself that I would only show a couple examples of corporate logo changes, but these were too interesting to not share with our loyal Kiva blog subscribers.

Apple went from (1) a frontier Isaac Newton phase to (2) a “more gay rights for the bay...

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Oct 10, 2011 BO Bolivia

Compiled by Kate Bennett, KF16, Peru

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Want a fresh look at Kiva clients on-the-ground? This week fellows share stories and mixed-media that bring us directly into the cities, homes and pulperías of borrowers. From the marketplace in Bolivia, to the streets of Guayaquil, to the dumps of Kenya, we learn about the challenges of working in...

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Oct 10, 2011 KH Cambodia

By Dave Weber, KF16 Cambodia

In addition to the financial services provided by CREDIT World Relief, a Kiva field partner in Cambodia, they also have a unique program called the Vulnerable Services Unit (VSU) program which gives gifts to their poorest clients.  I had the opportunity to attend the distribution of these gifts during my third week at CREDIT and it was a special experience.

CREDIT analyzes their loan portfolio and determines which of their clients have the greatest financial need.  These are clients that are borrowing as little as $12.50 on loans through...

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Oct 10, 2011 KH Cambodia

Compiled by Kathrin Gerner, KF16, Rwanda

Six on a Motorbike in Cambodia (by Dave Weber)

This week on the Kiva fellows blog: Hop on a poda-poda or an okada to try out an adventurous way to get around Sierra Leone. Find out why loan use in Tajikistan is not as straightforward as you may think. Learn how the principle of “trust but verify” is applied in Georgia. Explore the clever efforts of an Ecuadorian Kiva partner to craft an agricultural loan...

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Oct 10, 2011 KH Cambodia

By Dave Weber, KF16 Cambodia

On 22-September I had the opportunity to join Davuth Seat, whose responsibilities now include Kiva coordination at VisionFund Cambodia, on a trip to the Kandal Province south of Phnom Penh to collect data on their first 3 Kiva clients.

Davuth Seat, Kiva Coordinator at VisionFund Cambodia

We left VisionFund’s Phnom Penh headquarters at 7:30am in a pickup truck and drove 90 minutes south to a VisionFund branch in the Kandal...

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