Duen Krittika, KF25 in Myanmar
I learned that most of the farmers in Delta area in Myanmar, they have a duck farm for their second income. They buy baby ducks, raise them and sell the eggs. I want to support them with Kiva loan! ...Continue Reading >>
Nexus Carbon for Development Lao People’s Democratic Republic Creating sustainable, low-carbon pathways towards poverty alleviation Who are they? Nexus offers carbon-financing services to small and medium businesses in developing countries. Nexus has committed to provide clean energy to 20 million people in developing countries and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 million tons CO2eq by 2020. You’ll love them if… you’re a fan of sustainable venture loans. Learn more at: http://www.kiva.... Continue Reading >>
Take a tour through Detroit with Kiva Zip and see this beautiful city through some of the local businesses that give it character and charm at every corner! Continue Reading >>
Check out the recipe for these incredible El Salvadorean pupusas!
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Amani is an independent female artist. She has been working in the pottery business for two years buying plain pots and vases, decorating them, and then reselling them. She lives in Baqaa, a Palestinian refugee camp, and tells me its hard selling her goods in that area because the people there are very poor. Instead, she sells her work to stores in nearby Amman. Amani’s Kiva loan was meant to go towards opening her own store between Amman and Baqaa. Around the time she received the loan, her husband lost a significant amount of money in the stock... Continue Reading >>
There were too many posts from our fellows in the field to choose from, so we had to double up and share some more with you this week!
Caroline Dorr, KF25 in Timor-Leste I was so happy to find this little coffee shop here in Timor-Leste! Although many farmers grow coffee here, most Timorese coffee beans are...Continue Reading >>
The following is an excerpt from a Kiva Zip guest post written by Oakland's Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf. You can read the full text of her post here. According to an Institute for Local Self-Reliance study released earlier this year, “42 percent of local businesses that needed a loan in the previous two years had been unable to obtain one"....This is where I believe Kiva Zip can play a valuable role. By empowering individual citizens to make loans as small as $5 to local small business owners, where banks are saying no to small business loan applications, we, the people... Continue Reading >>