It’s no surprise that people around me don’t fully understand why I left the comfort of my job and life in the United States to go to the Philippines to become a Kiva fellow. Friends and family often ask, “What do you do, exactly, for Kiva?”... Continue Reading >>
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During my first week on data collection for the evaluation in Embu, I was amazed by the work that is involved in farming activities and the technology that can be used to improve production. Embu is in the Eastern Region of Kenya, and below you can see a view of some of the farming areas in Embu.... Continue Reading >>
Although the country is stable now, every year hundreds of thousands of Tajiks work abroad in Russia and other countries as opportunities in... Continue Reading >>
Check out her crafts here. And yes, she ships internationally!
Me: When did you figure out that you wanted to make art?
Susan: I wanted to create something that... Continue Reading >>
On a hot and humid Santa Maria afternoon, it seemed only fitting to visit Domingo, who is an ice cream maker in the Philippines. We left the van on the road and walked down the dirt path, navigating mud puddles enroute to his neighborhood. Along the way, there was colorful laundry hanging on fences, neighbors washing up and kids playing while curiously...Continue Reading >>
Keep your eyes peeled, because Tienda de Paz San Jose doesn’t look like much at first glance. It’s a one-story brick building perched on a hill, seemingly indistinguishable from countless other roadside pit stops in the area.
However, inside this unremarkable structure lives the beating heart of a community that has been displaced from their homes by violence three times. Their reaction?... Continue Reading >>