Tsalani Bwino – Goodbye Zambia

When I first arrived in Lusaka, I didn’t know how I would spend 2 months here. “There’s nothing to do in Zambia,” a friend helpfully told me when I asked them for some travel advice. However, upon arrival my calendar quickly filled with things to do and my time in-country has flown by.

Female farmers fight back: One union's efforts

The Specific Union for Farmer Women was founded by Zeinab Almomany in 2007, and today is comprised of 22 local associations, representing about 5,150 individual women farmers across Jordan.

Links We Like: Images of Earth Day

On April 22, the international community celebrated Earth Day. This week’s Links We Like looks back at publications around the world who featured pictures and stories of the planet.

Group loans and social collateral in Rwanda

I am in a shed out the back of a small bank branch near the bustling Kimironko market in Kigali, Rwanda. It is busy, dark and noisy. About 80 people mill around, chatting and making last-minute phone calls to see where missing group members are.

The next coconut oil

The moment we step under the palm thatched roof, it starts to drizzle. “You brought the rain!” jokes Mariluz, the borrower I have come to visit. Her home, in the northeastern corner of Bolivia, is a simple, 2-room set up, with the thatched roof covering the area that fronts it. 

Undocumented students who left the U.S. are learning to code in Mexico

When Miriam was 14, she learned she was not an American citizen as she believed her whole life.

Despite being raised in the United States since she was an infant, Miriam was undocumented and her future in the country was now in question. She would not be able to attend college and she was fearful of deportation. 

Food security and hunger: Environmental issues on Earth Day and every day

Throughout much of the world, food security and hunger are, in large part, environmental issues. It is crucial to recognize how the climate change is affecting global agriculture, as well as the people who depend on local food production for their livelihoods and to meet nutritional needs.

Bringing clean water to schools and communities through innovative finance

This Earth Day, it's important to remember that about 1 in 10 people on Earth lack access to clean water. Read about some of the work being done by Kiva and its Field Partners to make sanitation and clean water access more equitable.

Intern Insights: A final look

Kiva loves to celebrate its interns and the meaningful work that they accomplish every day. Now past their mid-internship point, we sat down with a few of them to hear about their work and how their time at Kiva has impacted them thus far. 

Links we like: A barbacoa love story in Philly and other tales of immigrants shaping U.S. tastes

In a matter of days, Kiva lenders backed a $10,000 Kiva loan to one of the best restaurants in the United States at the beginning of April. To celebrate the success of the owner, an immigrant from Mexico, this week we're sharing stories of immigration and food.

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