Kiva Stories from the Field

Fellows Blog Posts

Pilot Partner Posting Predicaments

By Brian Kelly, KF10, Sri Lanka

The Taxing Taxation of Microfinance

By Alexis Ohanian, KF10 Armenia. He co-founded reddit, started a company called breadpig, and loves lavash.

From Borrower to Branch Manager

By Karen Buxton, KF10, Liberia

Ararat & Me – One Armenian’s Return to the Homeland

Liberians United for Haiti

Karen Buxton, KF10, Liberia

Filipino Values Pt 1: Bahala Na

Bad Roads, Interest Rates, and MFI Sustainability

By Meg Gray, KF9 Nicaragua

Explaining Kiva

By Alison Carlman, KF8, Kenya

“ It’s this place, on the computer… like a bulletin board… where people post stories…”

Pissed Off Kiva Lenders

By John Briggs, KF8 Kenya

A Fistful Of Dollars: The Story Of A Loan

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve explained the concept behind Kiva to family, friends, and people I’ve met along the way, but each time my explanation is slightly different.


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