If you see a bug in your house, do you reach for a can of Raid? Blair Leano-Helvey, a Kiva Zip borrower in Louisville, KY, wants you to know there’s a better solution. Better for you and your family, better for the planet, and better for small business....
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My one-on-one interactions with people across the country, has borne out what some reports on Ukraine state. There are strong and divergent sentiments among different regions and communities. A simplistic analysis may state that the Ukrainians are mainly divided along linguistic or geographical lines – this is not the case on the ground.
How would you cope? Ukrainians don’t have to imagine such a scenario, they will have to live with it.
Gas from Ukraine’s eastern neighbour has been... Continue Reading >>
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There are some things about living in Mali that can be uncomfortable and stressful. There is a rebellion going on in the north, and occasionally they will provoke things in Bamako, the capital, as well. But as soon as you’re out in the street, talking to the many friendly people that you... Continue Reading >>
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My main purpose as a Kiva Fellow in Yangon, Myanmar is to work with Proximity Designs, an award winning social enterprise and Kiva’s first partner in the country, as well as meet with many of their borrowers out in the field. A pleasant by-product of the Fellowship is the ability to experience local culture, namely the cuisine! Food can be a large part of any culture, but its importance is very apparent here. The Burmese people take their meals...Continue Reading >>
The official village leader, or headman, is the point of contact for the whole village. The sales team generally contacts him the night before an event to ask about the clean water status of the village. If... Continue Reading >>
Benedate is an entrepreneurial farmer with a variety of income streams to support her six children including maize,... Continue Reading >>