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Behind the Scenes… The Trilogy: Training 23 Kiva Agents

Weaving, Women, and Justice in Guatemala

Today in Guatemala's Supreme Court, closing arguments are being delivered in the trial of former head of state, Efraín Ríos Montt on the accusations of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Microfinance 101: Guatemala Video Lessons "From the Field to the Classroom" [VIDEOS]

Last year, I served as a substitute teacher in my hometown of Minnetonka, Minnesota. 

Microfinance in Timor-Leste: Why KIF is travelling 8 hours to reach borrowers

Most of Timor still lack access to basic financial services and KIF fills a vital role in closing that margin. With 22 total branches, KIF has a footprint in every district, one of the few local organizations that cover the breadth of the country.

How Kiva lenders are creating jobs in northern Ghana

Everyone who becomes a borrower through iDE Ghana’s Sama Sama Toilet program wants to buy a toilet structure - the very first toilet to ever grace their home. Amazingly, 100% of these borrowers have gotten funded by Kiva lenders, a fantastic statistic!

How microfinance helps Filipino women entrepreneurs thrive

Cecilia started in a group loan and due to her business skills and good repayment history, she was able to transition to an individual loan over time. Being a member of NWTF has allowed her to increase the volume of fish that she sells and to exponentially grow her business! 

The ripple effects of clean water

By lending to Impact Water’s customers, you are contributing to a greener environment and healthier Ugandan students.

Why you should invest in northern Nigerian smallholder farmers

Affordable credit is helping to revolutionize northern Nigerian smallholder livelihoods.

Metro de Medellín: How Colombia built a culture of care around a transportation system

Medellín is known colloquially as “ la Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera,” or “the City of Eternal Spring.”[...] Apart from the mild climate and affable residents, visitors might be surprised to learn upon arrival that they are in a city with an advanced transportation infrastructure, referred to as the Metro de Medellín.

The importance of financial products and services in Kenya

They have the passion and desire to locate borrowers living in the most remote areas regardless of distance, language and weather. All this effort is to ensure that there is financial inclusion and to create a positive impact in the lives of communities.


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