Ibdaa Microfinance SAL Lebanon Serving Vulnerable Refugee Communities Who are they? Ibdaa Microfinance SAL aims to improve the unemployment rate of Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon by providing loans to entrepreneurs in these communities. The organization puts a special emphasis on youth entrepreneurs, and ensures that each young borrower is matched with a mentor to provide business development services and insight. You'll love them if...you want to improve the quality of life... Continue Reading >>
Need to read: The amazing and heartbreaking untold story of the Bajau Laut.
A modern tyranny: How America came to rely on the least delicious apple.
Progress over time: Watch a decade of economic growth in Africa.
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More than 3,000 cases and 1,550 deaths have been reported so far in the Ebola outbreak devastating West Africa. Two countries where Kiva works, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are among the hardest hit and have both declared a national state of emergency. In addition to the devastating loss of life in affected communities, the epidemic is having a serious negative impact on local economies. Schools, markets, banks, and stores have been closed, and local travel has been... Continue Reading >>
At Kiva HQ we are passionate about travel, as are many Kiva lenders. We decided to crowd-source our best travel advice, starting with South Africa. For anyone who has visited South Africa this list will bring back some happy memories, and if you've never been this list might have you booking a ticket soon. Enjoy and please add your own recommendations in the comments! To See: 1. Relive history and reflect on Nelson Mandela's legacy at Robben Island 2. Revel in the Kirstenbosch Gardens (called heaven on Earth and the most beautiful sight in the entire world by some of our... Continue Reading >>