Autobiographies of MF

Kiva Fellow Superpowers

By Gordon Thompson, Kiva Fellow In the movie Taken Liam Neeson says, “I don’t have money.  But what I do have is...

Autobiographies of Microfinance: Lindiwe

This is part of Kiva’s ‘Invest in her, invest in change’ series celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs around the...

Two Hands

Follow the story of Sugumaran, a Sri Lankan man who was able to transform his life and the lives of...

How a Family in Mexico is Making a Difference, One Tomato Harvest at a Time

By Jordan Coriza (Accion) To start a business is to take a leap of faith. That’s what farmer Emma Guadarrama...

A Torch of Hope

When Dora’s son damaged his leg in a terrible accident, it was her soap-making business that saved him from amputation...

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...

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...

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...

Thabiso’s Dream: to Get an Education

>> Authored by Tess Murphy (Kiva Fellow) Thabiso is from Kliptown, an informal settlement outside of Soweto. Informal settlements were...

A Fighting Chance at Education

>> Authored by Tess Murphy (Kiva Fellow) As I push the revolving door and walk through it, the noise of...

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