Forced to go to Guinea in exile for 2 years during the civil war, he returned to his native country that stood almost in total chaos after a long decade of rebel war.
This story began with an unchaperoned borrower verification trip and ended up with a deep dive into the exciting social enterprise scene in Armenia.
Babban Gona is a unique Kiva partner because they do so much more than make loans. They support the farmer during the entire farming cycle.
In a recent report from the Oxford Business School, it was estimated that 66% of Ghana’s rice consumption was supported by imports.
During my fellowship in Nicaragua I have come across some incredible borrowers, and their stories have touched me profoundly. What I didn't know, was that these borrowers would teach me some invaluable life lessons too.
My first assignment involved working with 2 partners - 1 in Kenya and 1 in Rwanda - to identify opportunities in their product portfolio to introduce new products or tweak existing products for the impact evaluation project.
Georgia has one of the oldest histories of any country on Earth. In fact, the recent discovery of 8,000-year-old storage containers show that Georgians may be the first inventors of wine.
Hammocks are as much of a Salvadorian staple as the pupusa, and they’re woven ubiquitously throughout the culture.
One fellow's experience into the unseen costs of administering microloans.
“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.