Autobiographies of MF

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...

How Women are Changing the Zimbabwean Economy

>> Authored by Tess Murphy (Kiva Fellow) Although the market was overcrowded and dark, I could immediately spot Stellah standing...

Meet Somaida, the Unstoppable!

>> Authored by Aminatou Diallo (Kiva Fellow) I spent my time last week meeting incredible borrowers each of them with...

The Adelante Foundation in Honduras: Perspectives from the Field

>> Authored by Bob Sample For the past three years, I have been privileged to serve on the Board of...

Microfinance is not a Tool for Giving, but for Empowering

>> Authored by Sheryl Onopchenko (Kiva Fellow) In order to visit Collins and his hardware supply business, we had to...

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