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Innovative Teenagers: Feeling Insignificant in Africa

I recently ran a quick survey of my fellow Fellows to find out what we were all doing at the age of 17. We generally consider ourselves a pretty ambitious, well-travelled, well-read bunch; these days, at least. Responses I got spanned the following:

The Largest Development Organization in the World (and you probably haven’t heard of it!)

On my seemingly endless journey from NYC to Kampala, Uganda, I barely slept at all.

Is Microfinance a boon or bane..? My learnings from the field

Pakistan: A lizard in the hand is worth several in the bush

My final Borrower Verification trip was to the village of Vehari, visiting Khursheed Bibi. We had attempted to meet her almost a week ago, but the morning of our appointment, her sister had unexpectedly passed away.

What I Left Behind and What I Took With Me

Update from the Field: Women empowerment in Uganda + this is my last Update from the Field :(

Empowering Women through… Videography?

There is good reason why past Kiva Fellows at BRAC Uganda have been impressed with BRAC’s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program.

Update from the Field: Borrower Feedback on Innovative Products, Sounds from the Field,

Standouts in Bolivian microfinance: Spotlight on Kiva partners ProMujer and Emprender


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