Fellows Blog Posts by anjalif

Sep 20, 2010

Today world leaders, experts, and officials will meet in New York to discuss the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were designed to combat the world’s leading concerns in development by eliminating poverty, hunger, disease and more through eight defined goals by the year 2015. The first goal, perhaps the quintessential goal of the MDGs, is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. But how can this immense issue be tackled? Can microfinance institutions (MFIs) play a role?

A study on global famine conducted by Nobel...

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Sep 13, 2010 KH Cambodia

Kiva is based on the principle that an average person can lend through microfinance and help borrowers all over the world. One aspect of my fellowship is to foster the connection between borrowers and lenders, and in the course of my work I have had the opportunity to meet with borrowers and hear their stories.

With the aid of my Kiva Coordinator we traveled by bus to distant branch offices in Cambodia. Then, guided by a local credit officer, we motorcycled on the dirt roads through villages, a spectacular way to see the rural landscape. The verdant and luscious green rice fields...

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