Kiva Stories from the Field

Fellows Blog Posts

Karibu Kenya! My first month as a Kiva Fellow in Nairobi

Exactly one month has passed since I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya. As a complete newbie in Africa, I had no idea what to expect when I first landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Musings on what it means to be an entrepreneur in the more developed world

Ever since I started with Kiva Zip in the US my sixth sense seems to have awakened…I see entrepreneurs…everywhere!

Expanding Access to Higher Education in Kenya

Expanding Access to Higher Education in Kenya:

Bonne Fete from Togo!

Happy Tabaski! Or Happy Eid al-Adha (for those not in West Africa).

Riding a horse in Kyrgyzstan

Abhishesh Adhikari | KF19 | Kyrgyzstan

Borrower Verification in Bolivia: One Kiva Fellow’s First Days in the Field

By Peter Soley, KF19, Bolivia

A deadly trip and an unpredictable arrival to El Salvador

The Kiva fellowship starts.

Finding a Kiva Lender Through a SkyMall Pillow

A Chance Encounter En Route to Dakar, Senegal

¡Bienvenidos a Barranquilla!

Expectations, (harsh) realities, engagement and innovation

Diana Biggs | KF 18 | Burkina Faso

I’d like to think the title of this post sums up my experience in Burkina Faso – perhaps even both professional and personally. I’ll focus on the former here and try to take you through my journey.


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