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Central America: Top Ten Tips and Take-aways

This August, I completed 7 months on the road in Central America with Kiva!  I had once ignorantly assumed homogeneity among Central American countries, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover differences in each city, region, and country that I have visited.

Bridging the Gap: The Trustees of Newark, NJ

Photo Essay: Political Expression through Graffiti

Every city that I have ever visited has been decorated/defaced with lots of colorful graffiti. In some cities, the graffiti is confined to train tunnels, highway overpasses and other functional places that generally lack any kind of redeeming aesthetic qualities.

Treat Each One Like Gold: The Power of Kiva Zip in the U.S.

Prior to becoming a Kiva Zip fellow, I had not seen examples of microlending in the U.S.

You have to do it with enthusiasm and joy!

A Quick Glance Into the Borrower's Experience (and mine!).

My experience as a Kiva Zip Fellow in Richmond has been exciting, unique, memorable, thought-provoking, eye-opening, I’ve had my ups, I’ve had my downs, mostly ups though, and I’ve been able to meet extremely intelligent individuals who are passionate about economic development, and who have shed a

"If I could ring a bell....": Success Stories From an Oregon Trustee

Jonath Colon and his colleagues at t

Celebrating the Launch of Kiva City Richmond

Harris: Kiva Coordinator Extraordinaire (and Professional Athlete!)

You know, you've been an extended fellow in West Francophone Africa when...

I am now a Kiva fellow for almost 7 month in West Francophone Africa and I have lived some great adventures and learnt some fun lessons.
In this blog post, I have decided to share with you some similarity I have encountered in the countries I have been living (Benin, Senegal and Togo).


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