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Georgia on my mind

Georgia has one of the oldest histories of any country on Earth. In fact, the recent discovery of 8,000-year-old storage containers show that Georgians may be the first inventors of wine.

Where hammocks come from

Hammocks are as much of a Salvadorian staple as the pupusa, and they’re woven ubiquitously throughout the culture.

Reaching financially excluded populations: How interest rates play a role

One fellow's experience into the unseen costs of administering microloans.

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,”

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 gain from a grain: Rice in Filipino culture

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

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

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