Kiva Blog Updates
Long-time Kiva Field Partner Fundación Paraguaya recently posted its first water loan as part of a pilot project called Ikatu Agua (“Ikatu” means “we can” in Guaraní, the indigenous language of Paraguay). With the support of Kiva, ...Continue Reading >>
First prize was an all-agency dinner, and each...
Things have settled down in Chile – somewhat. At least once a week there’s another strong “réplica”, or aftershock, from the February 27 earthquake, that gives people jelly-legs and sets off anxiety attacks. Buildings are being gutted and have their innards strewn on the sidewalks as they await...
“Of our 25 national offices, 60% (15 offices) are operating under completely normal conditions. Of the rest, 5 offices are operating in a state of emergency, since they lack electricity and basic services, and the remaining 5 offices (20%) are not operating because they are located in the area of the catastrophe (Regions VII and VIII).
In regards to the Fondo Esperanza... Continue Reading >>
Most houses in Cusco are built of clay and straw adobe bricks; many of these homes were destroyed or severely... Continue Reading >>
We are thrilled to announce the Kiva debut of Cooperativa San José, our third active field partner in Ecuador. Cooperativa San José posted their first 15 loans this morning – unfortunately, their clients are so popular that I wasn’t able to finish this blog entry before every one was 100% funded! See the already-funded loans here, and check back soon for more loans.
San José is a savings and loan cooperative with a strong social focus that works primarily in rural areas of the Ecuadorian Andes. The 45-year-old cooperative operates primarily in hard-to-reach areas of Bolivar... Continue Reading >>