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Angie Murimirwa is the Regional Director for Camfed, covering the whole of the Africa region. As part of her high profile role, she has recently returned from a trip to Washington to join a panel with Michelle Obama, on the role of young women in the education of girls. But Angie’s story could easily have been very different. Her family (in rural Zimbabwe) did not have the money to pay secondary school fees. Fortunately, her case came to the attention of Camfed, who... Continue Reading >>
The Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan in Palestine is a highly anticipated, spiritual, and sometimes lazy time of year. Some businesses, anticipating the obligatory 16-hour fasting this year (from... Continue Reading >>
The hope, it seems, is that when we start earning money we’ll be able to spend it wisely, save it and even invest it.
Some of us are more successful than others.
The point is that handling personal finances... Continue Reading >>
My first visit to TriFusion Yoga is through a reference from April Spears, one of our Kiva Zip borrowers in Bayview. When I first walked in I was greeted with a relaxing scent from an incense and a friendly smile of Armando Luna, the owner of this awesome looking and peaceful yoga...Continue Reading >>
Kiva Zip entrepreneurs in New York are a group of over 150 creative people with small businesses such as family farms, bakeries, media, and apparel. The Kiva Zip team is constantly inspired by the passion they put into their work but it's a really difficult feeling to convey to Kiva lenders, partners, and community.
Our... Continue Reading >>
Are we winning the FIGHT against poverty?
What are the biggest BARRIERS in our way?
How can we do BETTER?
These... Continue Reading >>
I was excited and a little bit nervous to actually meet Morsinah in person, as she was the first borrower I visited in my first week of the fellowship. After an hour-long conversation with her, I found out that we both have a lot in common. She originally is from...Continue Reading >>