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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.

What is a loan? And other microfinance basics

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

Building the economy within Rwanda's refugee camps

The movement of people across and within borders around the world has been significant in the past decade, and refugees have been building the economies in the camps in which they reside.

Top 10 things to know about microfinance

Whether you’re new to the concept or just looking for more information, here are ten things to know about what microfinance is and how it works.

Like mother, like daughter: the story of a Kiva loan in Peru

Estefania’s mother, Genoveva proves how a helping hand can go a long way for someone who has the drive to succeed.

Georgia's ancient traditions support modern development

Kiva's Field Partner Credo gives an inside look into Georgian culture.

Extenuating circumstances: Lending in conflict zones

In a region where instability and uncertainty are a hindrance to typical profit-driven investment, Kiva's social-impact focus provides capital for those in need. 

How Kiva restored my belief in humanity

There are millions of good people all over the world who genuinely care about others and want to make the world a better place - and Kiva puts that care into action.

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.


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