Kiva Stories from the Field

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“My dreams for my children came true!”

As I approach Faleula, one of the many villages along the road that circles Samoa’s Upolu Island, I am excited and a little nervous. I am about to meet a Kiva borrower for the first time!

Free Range Dreams

I traveled north, away from Kampala, towards a small town called Luwero.   After the wall to wall congestion of the city, it was a relief to finally have an open stretch of road with green trees and grassy fields to either side.   I was looking forward to meeting Haruna, a man wh

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Guatemala

I have had the opportunity to visit 4 women entrepreneurs of Fundación Namaste Guatemaya to see in practice how our field partner helps make Guatemalan women entrepreneurs be successful in their business. The women I visited are part of the Namaste Business Development Program.

Unlocking one family vision in Myanmar

Microfinance at Work in the Delta Region of Myanmar

Expect the Unexpected

An open stretch of road outside of town

Does Modern Day Azerbaijan Need Our Help?

The modern Baku skyline

Trust is tangible in Kiva Zip Kenya

“What if I told you that we provide 0% interest loans for you to grow your business?” was usually the most controversial question during my speaking engagements.

How to make friends and influence people...... Azeri style!

Thoughts on my first week in Azerbaijan and working with the wonderful people at AqroInvest. 

Islamic Finance: What it means for Microloans to be Sharia-Compliant


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