Autobiographies of MF

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...

Looking Good, Feeling Good

>> Authored by Tess Murphy (Kiva Fellow) Farirai welcomes us into her kitchen with a smile and claps her hands...

The Long Road to Microfinance

>> Authored by Tess Murphy (Kiva Fellow) Seven of us are tightly packed into a truck as it carefully accelerates...

Are We Making an Impact in Communities?

>> Authored by Tiffany Kao (Global Brigades in Panama) My name is Tiffany and I work for Global Brigades in Panama,...

A Journey of Thousand Miles Begins with One Idea!

>> Authored by Biba Kavass (Founder of Microfinance in Action , AP Economics/economics teacher, Southwind high school, Memphis, TN) Several years...

First Build Trust, Then Empower

>> Authored by Pablo Garron It was a very hot afternoon in an indigenous village, 3 hours away to the...

Fonkoze at 20: A Haitian Financial Institution Empowering the Organized Poor

by Fr. Joseph Twenty years ago, local grassroots organizations in rural Haiti were struggling to democratize their economy. They wanted to...

An Unintended Secret: Microinsurance in Morocco

by Allegra Palmer, Associate, Knowledge & Communications Zahra is unmistakably a businesswoman. She makes bedspreads and sells them in the...

Replacing Collateral with a Relationship

Almost a year ago I was appointed Program Director of Honduras Operations for La Ceiba (a student-run microfinance institution). I am...

The New Class: College Students Redefine Leadership Through Microfinance

by Charity Yoro  Finding a job these days just isn’t what it used to be. Today, 80% of all college...

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