One of the fun parts about a ...Continue Reading >>
Stories tagged with #kiva
There are not many things I will get up at 4:30 a.m. for, but as it turns out, the chance to attend a Dagomba Outdooring ceremony is one of them.
I had been invited by my housemate, a former Peace Corps volunteer who has lived in Ghana for seven years. A week earlier a new baby had been born to her host family, so when she invited me to spend a day in the village, I jumped at the chance. Since arriving in Ghana two weeks earlier to begin my Kiva fellowship I hadn’t seen much beyond the city of Tamale, and...
The numbers to guess are… 17, 196, 6%, 11, $260, $28-$40, 2.4 million+
While you prepare your guesses, I’ll provide a bit of background.
Sistema Biobolsa (... Continue Reading >>
Since the moment he spotted me (not a difficult task, but hey) in the steamy arrivals hall of the Dar International Airport, Yessaya has taken me under his wing, and treated me... Continue Reading >>
On a Tuesday night one month ago I arrived in Mexico City, welcomed by a massive down pour (summer is the rainy season here). By that Thursday afternoon, I was attempting to define key metrics for a credit program in Spanish with one of Kiva’s field partners, a social enterprise called Sistema Biobolsa. My head reeled with new vocabulary words... Continue Reading >>
During my visit in Nayarit, I met Micaela whom...
Happy Holidays! This is the most grateful season in the year and I would like to share how grateful I am while working with our first Field Partner in China.
From a commercial banker’s point of view, I was very impressed by Microcred China because they carry solid banking standards into microfinance practices. In other words, they bank for good and really make a difference.... Continue Reading >>