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Behind the Scenes… The Trilogy: Training 23 Kiva Agents

Weaving, Women, and Justice in Guatemala

Today in Guatemala's Supreme Court, closing arguments are being delivered in the trial of former head of state, Efraín Ríos Montt on the accusations of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Microfinance 101: Guatemala Video Lessons "From the Field to the Classroom" [VIDEOS]

 
 
Last year, I served as a substitute teacher in my hometown of Minnetonka, Minnesota. 

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

This article was originally published by the European Microfinance Platform and edited for this platform.

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. Well, 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 gain from a grain: Rice in Filipino culture

Homecoming: the future of internally displaced persons in Colombia

When you read the phrase “internally displaced persons,” what countries come to mind? I immediately think of Syria and Iraq. If pressed, I can think of a few more: South Sudan, perhaps Somalia and Pakistan.

Bouncing back: When delinquency leads to resiliency in Ghana

Meeting with Kiva borrowers is a privilege that I have had the opportunity to enjoy multiple times since I have landed in Africa. Oftentimes, their stories, professional or personal, have made me forget the initial reason for my visit.

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

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