When I use the word “microfinance,” or talk about Kiva, people tend to picture entrepreneurs in far off destinations, using small loans to invest in their businesses. And while it may be true that cash lent for seeds, goats or rickshaw repairs in less developed countries is the essence of mic
There was no dozing off on the way to Dedaye. As the taxi sped mercilessly down the bumpy road dodging bikes, motorcycles, ox-drawn carts, and the occasional village parade, I thought to myself, “Are we supposed to be going this fast?”
I traveled north, away from Kampala, towards a small town called Luwero. After the wall to wall congestion of the city, it was a relief to finally have an open stretch of road with green trees and grassy fields to either side. I was looking forward to meeting Haruna, a man w
I have had the opportunity to visit 4 women entrepreneurs of Fundación Namaste Guatemaya to see in practice how our field partner helps make Guatemalan women entrepreneurs be successful in their business. The women I visited are part of the Namaste Business Development Program.