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.”

Volunteer spotlight: “I believe that everyone deserves the chance to get ahead and improve their circumstances”

Each day when you visit Kiva’s website there are thousands of loans ready and waiting to be funded, but how do they get there? Money doesn’t grow on trees and neither do translated loans.

Homecoming: the future of internally displaced persons in Colombia

I was floored to learn that Colombia has the second largest population of internally displaced persons in the world: an estimated 7 million.

Bouncing back: When delinquency leads to resiliency in Ghana

What do you really do? A journey through my first borrower visit

Reading between the lines: Borrowers' stories untold

Climate-smart agriculture produces 40 litres in revenue

ECLOF Kenya introduced climate-smart agriculture loan products in the year 2015 and the program has been doing well in the regions of Eastern Kenya ever since. In order to expand its program to other dairy farmers, Kiva and ECLOF Kenya are conducting an impact evaluation of the program.


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