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Fostering social equality through microfinance in Nicaragua: Interview with Veronica Herrera, CEO of MiCrédito

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

Links we like: Everyday-ideas transformed

Read about photography as a tool for healing, a musical tradition brought back to life, or an artist who uses New York City to discuss the influx of global refugees.

Stoves that cook up jobs, charge cellphones and keep kids healthy

The solar-powered cookstoves produced and distributed by Kiva partner African Clean Energy are no ordinary cookstoves: they cut fuel consumption, create healthier air in homes and feature a USB outlet to charge cellphones or run LED lamps.

VisionFund Kenya: A family focused lending approach

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.

Escaping a disaster zone

The town is called San Cristobal Norte – or Sacrin for short – and remember that name because I might never make it out. It’s mid-afternoon, but I am sitting in the dark and the rain outside has culminated into a monotone shriek. So much for the borrower visit I was supposed to do today.

The Grapes of Mirth

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. 

Links we like: Cars in the operating room, solar powered mosques and a sweeter solution to plastics

These stories represent the efforts of innovative people to change narratives and re-think the status quo.

Critical Thinking vs. Positive Thinking for entrepreneurs

You cannot succeed in business being either a negative or positive thinker, you must be a critical thinker.

The gain from a grain: Rice in Filipino culture

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


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