Stories tagged with conflict zone

Jun 6, 2013 GO Global Update



Kiva Fellow and author Leo Della-Moretta in his former life.

As a combat veteran, volunteering for Kiva in Ecuador is a dramatic shift from my previous professional experience. The driving factor for me to volunteer is the desire to help build something. All soldiers work and fight to protect their nations, their families, and their friends, but the reality is that we often do so by destroying people and things.

In contrast, Kiva is an institution that is enabling people around the world to build their communities and improve...

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Mar 3, 2013 TL Timor-Leste
An Unstable Foundation

In western mythology the phoenix, rising from its own ashes, represents cyclical extinction and regeneration; death and re-birth. Human stories lack the mythical qualities of the tales they inspire.

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