Anne-Marie Robles

Kiva Blog Updates

May 25, 2011
written by Anne-Marie Robles, Review and Translation Program Intern

Photo provided by MLO Humo

In April of this year I attended a USAID webinar on migrant-backed loans in Guatemala and it got me thinking about the role of remittances in local economies, as well as their effect, if any, on microfinance activities in countries with high remittance rates.

Each year millions of migrant workers leave families behind to seek...
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May 4, 2011 KV Kiva HQ



By Anne-Marie Robles, Review and Translation Program Intern



Highlights

* Kiva Field Partner since: Jan 23, 2011
* Loans through Kiva: $73,700
* Number of entrepreneurs assisted through Kiva: 72...
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Apr 20, 2011 KV Kiva HQ
written by Anne-Marie Robles, Review and Translation Program Intern



Outstanding Contributions to Kiva: Since joining the team in June 2010, Ronan has been an asset not only for his remarkable and accurate translations, but also for his contribution to the Volunteer community via the Forum, answering fellow volunteers' questions and sharing interesting resources



How did you find out about...
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Mar 2, 2011
Written by Anne-Marie Robles, Review and Translations Program Intern

Silole Sanamwala, a wheat farmer in Narok, Kenya, with her children Ruth and Alex.

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Feb 23, 2011


How did you find out about Kiva?

My son's boss gave his employees a gift certificate for a loan to Kiva and he made his first loan, one of many since then. He told me about it and I've loaned the same $25 many times now. I learned of the opportunity to edit through a Kiva newsletter.

Why did you choose to volunteer your time with Kiva?

When Obama was running for president, he encouraged the American people to volunteer, both at home and in the world community. I was inspired by that, and...
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Feb 16, 2011
Written by Anne-Marie Robles, Review and Translations Program Intern


Highlights
  • 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...
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Feb 9, 2011
Written by Lauren Brown, Review and Translations Program Intern

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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Jan 27, 2011
As part of the migration to the Updates Tab, the Review and Translation Program will be posting updates on featured Review and Translation Volunteers, Kiva Field Partners, and their insights on the latest in Kiva! This is the first of the posts. In coordination with this month's Passport Series on Peru (including: a Country Profile, a Profile of the Microfinance Industry and a Kiva Fellow's lending story), here is a look at a Featured Field Partner!

written by Anne-Marie Robles, Kiva Review and Translations Program Intern...

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