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Oct 26, 2010 TZ Tanzania

By Ann Hingst, KF12 Tanzania

While many Americans will spend next Sunday, October 31, trick-or-treating, Tanzanians will be headed to the polls.  October 31, 2010 marks a general election for Tanzania, and voters will choose their President for the next five-year term.  It is widely anticipated that the incumbent, Jakaya Kikwete, will be re-elected for his second and final term.  Tanzania has been a de facto one-party state since its independence in 1961.  Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), or the Party of the Revolution, has produced all of Tanzania’s presidents since Julius...

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Aug 20, 2010 TZ Tanzania

By Ann Hingst, KF12 Tanzania

Every Kiva Fellow attends a weeklong training at Kiva Headquarters in San Francisco.  The training we received is top notch.  But what happens once a fellow is in the field, and all of a sudden forgets the procedure for reporting loan repayments in Kiva’s system or has trouble navigating the politics of the microfinance institution (MFI) that he or she is visiting?  That’s where the portfolio team comes to the rescue.

Each region has a team of professionals that maintain relationships with multiple MFI’s in a region, and also...

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