By Alexis Guild, KF11 Bolivia
It was one of my first days at one of our field partners. I was inside the Director’s office. While discussing my workplan for the next three months, I asked him about the challenges he faced, especially when it came to Kiva. He said, “some clients see Kiva as a donation rather than a loan so they have no motivation to pay it back”.
This misconception is actually quite common. In fact, when I told a friend that I was going to be a Kiva fellow in Bolivia, her reaction was: “that’s great – I’ve donated my $25 several times”. I will...Continue Reading >>