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Pokémon Go: The colliding of two worlds

2016 can officially be crowned the Year of Nostalgia.

Can a cow beat the Dow? Measuring the financial impact of a Kiva loan

In December 2007, two things happened almost simultaneously:

1.) I enrolled in a Finance and Applied Mathematics dual-degree program at the University of Auckland and;

2.) Financial markets all over the world crashed overnight

Disclaimer: you will learn nothing of microfinance or Kiva by reading this blog – you may however have a chuckle on my behalf

By the numbers: Sistema Biobolsa is ahead of the curve on what matters most

As a Kiva Fellow on my own in a new country, I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts. One of which, the Marketplace Tech podcast, has a game called Silicon Tally.

Karibus and Kwaheris: Spotlight on Tujijenge Staff, Yessaya Lyimo

Standing at a whopping 6 feet 2 inches tall, with kind eyes and a warm, toothy grin, Yessaya Lyimo is quite the presence in any room. He is the first person I met in Tanzania, and has probably been the most influential in making my time here a safe, engaging, and enjoyable one.

New generation of empowered women in Tajikistan show the way forward

Last month I had an opportunity to meet two of Kiva borrowers in Khujand, Tajikistan’s second largest city, proud of its long and rich history. Both borrowers are young and ambitious women.

Kiva Fellow friendships from the field

I can’t read anything. That was the first daunting realisation that hit me as my airport shuttle found a spot in Bishkek’s morning traffic jam. Before moving to Kyrgyzstan as a Kiva Fellow, I had not lived and worked in a country where the official language was not english.

What A Wonderful Weave!: How me, weaves, and neoclassical economics came together in Tanzania

I arrived in Dar es Salaam in early June, a hot and sweaty mess, after 24 hours of flying time. It is my first time on the continent, meaning that every sight, smell, and experience is a new one for me.

Not to evoke partisan sentiments, but seriously, let’s share the wealth

Unstoppable women “Les Madans Sara”


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