Fellows in the field

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

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.

A week after I got to Georgia as a Kiva fellow in the field, I received an invitation to help pick grapes in the village of an acquaintance's parents. 

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

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

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.

After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the new republics had varying degrees of success in adapting to the introduction of capitalism.

Susan Jeannette Fernandez Chavez is a 29 year-old Kiva borrower and artisan whose crafts leave a profound impact on her community.