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I hope you believe in magic

Lazy Eight Stock Farm in Paint Lick, KY

Financing Nicaragua's Future: MiCredito's Audacious Goal of Making Higher Education Accessible to the Masses

It's a decidedly scorching afternoon in the small pastoral community of Puerto Momotombo, located approximately an hour outside of Leon, Nicaragua's university capital.

Learning to Earn in Rural Cambodia: "When the cash flows in, I save it"

In Australia (where I'm from), we start learning about money early. From lessons about compound interest in mathematics to budgeting for a meal in home economics, financial "know-how" is considered a survival skill.

With a donkey cart on the road to improvement

Safoura is a 46-year-old woman who lives in Dieli, a small village in rural Mali. After losing her husband 12 years ago, she became a single mother of 7 children. She knows life can be challenging. 

Kiva City Milwaukee: It All Started from the Launch

Terry needed a printer, a website, more sergers and sewing machines, and cutting mats for her MKE Fashion Incubator.

Doni doni: Farm inputs by mobile layaway

Imagine you’re a Malian farmer. Once a year you plant your corn, your sorghum, your peanuts, your millet. You pray for solid rainfall and a large enough harvest to feed your family for the year.

Why I prefer the long way home

The office of RMCR, the Kiva Partner in Mali where I’m serving as a fellow, is about 2 km away from my home. I’ve made it a habit to walk these 2 km.

Solar Loans in the Solomons

According to a World Bank press release published in 2014, the Solomon Islands has one of the lowest rates of electricity access in the

Shell Money in the Solomon Islands

I love collecting seashells. Even if I don’t plan on looking for them, I rarely manage to walk along a beach without picking up a few pieces along the way.

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