This is a guest post from Allie Hill, the Kiva Coordinator who works at field partner HOPE Congo.
The author (right) with a HOPE Congo client Edith.
It was my first month living in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. I had a mixture of emotions adjusting to a new culture, climate, and language, yet I was excited about my work with HOPE Congo’s clients. During my orientation, I visited several borrowers’ meetings, including Edith’s group Shaloom 2. I could barely communicate in French, but Edith and the other members... Continue Reading >>