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Microfinance: a catalyst for poverty alleviation and agriculture development in Cameroon.


Food Security in Mali: Challenges facing the Agricultural sector and the Farmer’s prospect for a better Future.

A group of Kiva borrowers

Sanergy living up to its brand; Fresh life, live fresh...

Sanergy launched its first toilet, the Fresh Life Toilets (FLT) in November 2011.

From on-the-ground hurdles to the online experience

Student cros

Creating Food Security in Liberia: The Work of The Universal Farmer's Association

It is easy to notice that the majority of expatriates in Liberia live in a bubble, a world of security, running water, working toilets, electricity, and even air-conditioning and gyms for the lucky ones.

It’s time to harvest: growing ginger on the Kenyan coast

As a Kiva Fellow in Kenya, I have had the privilege to work with farmers from Kiva’s partner, Asante Foundation. It’s an exciting time right now, as farmers are harvesting their first ginger crop that they planted in April.

Connecting Liberia: How Wireless Technology Lab Is Helping Rural Liberians With Computer Awareness & Literacy Training To Access The Outside World

Banjor Community is a wonderful area. It has friendly people, beautiful beaches, a gym, a golf course, the ruins of what was once West Africa’s largest hotel, over 160 schools, and now, thanks to Joseph Pambu, a computer lab and training program. The one thing this community lacks is electricity.

The little cookstove that could: How ASA Initiative is helping bring green energy and jobs to Ghana

Let’s hear it for the men

I can still remember feeling overwhelmed the first time I made a Kiva loan. So many options, so many deserving Kiva borrowers — where to begin? I didn’t have a preference on region, country, or loan type, but I did know with certainty that I wanted to lend to a woman. 

Reason to despair and reason to hope

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