Blog posts tagged with Kiva Field Partners
Each year millions of migrant workers leave families behind to seek...
Adel is a physical education teacher who has always wanted to have a sportswear store. With savings and his first FATEN loan, he was finally able to open his own business.
*Kiva Field Partner since: June 2009
Silole Sanamwala, a wheat farmer in Narok, Kenya, with her children Ruth and Alex.... Continue Reading >>
- Kiva Field Partner since: May 2007
- Loans through Kiva: $2,015,550
- Number of entrepreneurs assisted through Kiva: 3,237
- Focus: low-income individuals, groups, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with an emphasis on lending to poor, rural women
Formally known as Maxima Mikroheranhvatho Co. Ltd, or "MAXIMA for Household Economic Development", MAXIMA was founded in March 2000 with a vision to bring together people...
This 3-part video interview introduces you to Nat Robinson, CEO of Juhudi Kilimo, a Kiva Field Partner located in Kenya. Learn why so few microfinance institutions (MFIs) are working in the agriculture industry and how Juhudi is leading the way in rural asset financing. Discover how even in rural Kenya, farmers are able to make mobile payments and file insurance claims using their cell phones. Also, find out which type of cow Juhudi recommends its farmers!
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Peru is home to a thriving and interesting Microfinance sector. The industry began, formally, in the 1970's. Political turmoil and economic crisis were strong in Peru during the 1980 and 1990's. In response, women became more involved in income generating...
Peru is a luscious country in South America that is known for its beautiful landscapes (including the Amazon), ancient ruins (it's also home to Macchu Picchu), rich culture, and gorgeous textiles - among many other things! Kiva has 7 Peruvian Microfinance Field Partners.
Peru is 1.28 million square kilometers, which might it... Continue Reading >>
Microfinance in Mongolia has been around since the mid-1990's in various forms. As the country has progressed, its Microfinance Industry has taken many different shapes and explored some very interesting and innovative financing solutions; check out a post written by one of our Fellows on... Continue Reading >>
I’m writing from Nairobi after an amazing lap around... Continue Reading >>
Written by: Kathy Lin, Kiva Fellow, VFC Rwanda
The noon-day heat of equatorial sun beat down on tin roofs and dirt roads. It...Continue Reading >>
Microfinance has been around since the 1970’s and has slowly been expanding to every corner of the world. The...Continue Reading >>
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In a country where the average annual income of an individual is $1,490 (about $4/day) USD, one could only imagine the need for loans that an individual from Afghanistan would need to become a successful entrepreneur.
Ariana Financial Services, Joint Stock Company (AFS), began as a partner of Mercy Corps in May 2003 with help from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While their early operations focused on District 7 in Kabul, they... Continue Reading >>
Please join me in welcoming our newest field partner Yehu Microfinance to the Kiva community!
Yehu is Kiva's first partner based in Mombasa, Kenya. (Mombasa is the second largest notoriously hot and humid city on the Indian Ocean's coast.)
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In the city of Goma, where Hekima is based, many people are still recovering from the 2002 eruption of the Nyiragongo Volcano, which destroyed... Continue Reading >>
Farming is the backbone of the Kenyan economy and it’s typically carried out by small producers who usually cultivate no more than two hectares (about five acres) using limited technology. These poor, rural smallholder farmers are in dire need of financial services. Juhudi works with these farmers to directly finance dairy cows, chickens, agricultural equipment, and... Continue Reading >>
Field Partner: Caja Rural Señor de Luren
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Credicomun is based out of Mexico City and has 17 branches throughout the country. The organization is less than 5 years old but has grown rapidly in that time. They work mostly in rural areas through the village banking methodology (group loans), and their average loan size is quite small for Mexico, at about $400. The organization has a strong focus on social... Continue Reading >>
Dear Kiva Lenders,
While it has been two weeks since a 7.1 earthquake struck Port au Prince, Haiti the destruction and loss of lives left as a result of the natural disaster is tremendous.
Kiva’s field partner in Haiti—Esperanza... Continue Reading >>