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Empowering Women To Transform The Lives Of Children

Authored by: Johanna Ryan For mothers everywhere, children are the first priority. We see this within the microfinance industry as women...

Nery’s Struggle with Her Business and Her Loans

By Santiago Sueiro, co-Chair of La Ceiba MFI Nery has been a La Ceiba client for over two years. She is...

Expecting the Unexpected: Why Digital Financial Services Can Be a Post-Disaster Lifeline

By Isabel Whisson and Maria A. May, BRAC Certainly. This year at BRAC’s Frugal Innovation Forum, an annual congregation of development...

Kiva’s New Fund Targets 1 Million Women Entrepreneurs – But How Much Impact Should We Expect?

By: James Militzer It’s one of the most infuriating paradoxes in social business: Getting money into the hands of women...

Replacing Collateral with Relationships

By: Santiago Sueiro, co-Chair of La Ceiba Microfinance Institution Seven months ago I was appointed Program Director of Honduras Operations for...

Striving For Happier, Healthier Childhoods

Six-year-old Edward tells us about his family, friends and new home Kenya is among the world’s 30 poorest countries, with...

Unlocking the Potential of Rural Economies

Developed by VisionFund’s Communications Network Manager, Megali Nanayakkara It’s important not to forget what exactly it is that sets microfinance...

Upcycled Couture Hits Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

By Abigail Bates, Kiva Fellow   During my recent visits with borrowers from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo (FMSD), a Kiva Field Partner based...

Can microfinance propel the poorest out of poverty?

In the 1970s, microfinance presented a cost-effective solution to economically empower millions of poor people left out by the banking system....

Q & A with the Founder of Zidisha

Julia Kurnia is the founder of Zidisha, the first online community to enable direct person-to-person lending to entrepreneurs in developing countries without going...

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