Autobiographies of MF

The journey of a microfinance veteran: BRAC’s Md. ShahidUllah

How does one sum up half a lifetime of work to promote financial inclusion for the poor? A career that...

A Business Woman and Mother

Glady’s Escalente, most people refer to her as Sandra, has been an Esperanza Associate since 2005. She is a single mother...

One woman brewing change in Africa, and beyond

Vava, founder of the Kenyan social enterprise Vava Coffee, is truly a woman on fire. She exudes passion and entrepreneurial...

Microfinance brings people together – just like music

BRS (the Belgian Raiffeisen Foundation) supports microfinance institutions in Africa and Latin America, with coaching, training and financial support. One...

A Baker’s Story

Sekyere Krobo is a farming community in the Wasa East district of the Western region of Ghana. The district has...

Reimagining Microfinance

When I was a little child, my mother took my sisters and me to one of the local banks in...

Life without education is like a plant without water

Like farmers across southern Africa, Cynthia is worried about the drought. The region is experiencing one of the driest years...

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...

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