By Nick Malouin, KF10, Senegal
Whether at home or abroad no one likes to see people begging for money. In the countries where most Kiva Fellows come from it’s a sad sign of social dysfunction and a failure to provide adequate opportunities for everyone. But in the developing world could it actually be a sign of progress? After all, if a country can support begging, then it must be generating income beyond mere subsistence.
In Togo, where I spent my first three months, this seemed to be the case. Even in the major towns and cities I saw very little begging and...Continue Reading >>