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Fostering social equality through microfinance in Nicaragua: Interview with Veronica Herrera, CEO of MiCrédito

“Empowering youth is vital to see the change in Nicaragua that we seek,”

VisionFund Kenya: A family focused lending approach

Having lived and worked in Kenya for most of my life, I thought I knew a lot about the Microfinance space in the country. All that changed when I joined VisionFund Kenya as a Kiva fellow a few months ago.

Escaping a disaster zone

The town is called San Cristobal Norte – or Sacrin for short – and remember that name because I might never make it out. It’s mid-afternoon, but I am sitting in the dark and the rain outside has culminated into a monotone shriek. So much for the borrower visit I was supposed to do today.

The gain from a grain: Rice in Filipino culture

"When there is rice, there is no hunger.”

Homecoming: the future of internally displaced persons in Colombia

I was floored to learn that Colombia has the second largest population of internally displaced persons in the world: an estimated 7 million.

Bouncing back: When delinquency leads to resiliency in Ghana

What do you really do? A journey through my first borrower visit

Reading between the lines: Borrowers' stories untold

Climate-smart agriculture produces 40 litres in revenue

ECLOF Kenya introduced climate-smart agriculture loan products in the year 2015 and the program has been doing well in the regions of Eastern Kenya ever since. In order to expand its program to other dairy farmers, Kiva and ECLOF Kenya are conducting an impact evaluation of the program.

Interview with an artisan: Resilience in business and art

Susan Jeannette Fernandez Chavez is a 29 year-old Kiva borrower and artisan whose crafts leave a profound impact on her community. I sat down with her to discuss her journey to the arts, her passion for child development, and the importance of supporting artists.
 

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