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Greetings from Nairobi! While I’m officially here for research, what better opportunity to engage with Zidisha on the ground? East Africa is home to countless Zidisha entrepreneurs and a handful ...
by avillec
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 09:54 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Juhudi means "encouraging" or "working hard" in Swahili. It's no surprise, then, that Julius Mburu --a self-made craftsman and Zidisha borrower--chose this word for a venture he launched in 1995. ...
by avillec
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 08:48 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
"You can either accept reality as it is or create it as you wish it to be." -- Michael Hyatt Seven years ago, Rose Karanja's reality was bleak. One of a small minority of girls in Kenya to complete ...
by Julia Kurnia
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 04:37 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I've received many inquiries regarding the differences between Kiva and Zidisha. This article is meant to serve as a comparison guide to the two online microlending alternatives. As founder of ...
by Julia Kurnia
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 11:02 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Traditional microfinance has not done enough to advance economic opportunities for the world's poorest communities. A major reason is that most microfinance institutions charge exorbitant interest ...
by Julia Kurnia
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet . Women account for 75 percent of the agricultural ...
by NourishingthePlanet
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 10:44 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
The Marshall Plan remains one of the most powerful and monumental acts of foreign policy in United States history. From 1947-1951 the United States funded large scale rebuilding and economic ...
by bailjz9
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Feb 01, 2011 at 02:23 PM PST with 2 Recommends
These days with older terms being replaced by new ones, like "decoupling" by "imbalances" one feels justified in seeing practices like "microfinance" in terms of the old one we used to call "...
by niccolo caldararo
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Nov 20, 2010 at 04:43 PM PST with 1 Recommend
West Coast Village Capital in San Francisco have an unusual pitch for a venture capital firm: "If you have a business idea to help ...
by jmknapp
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jan 08, 2010 at 12:56 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Today President Obama presented 16 Medals of Freedom. On July 30th, BarbinMd had a story about the recipients: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/30/122321/856 . I can't find any other ...
by Timaeus
Comment Count 65 comments on Wed Aug 12, 2009 at 05:59 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
As a person who has loaned money via Kiva, and watching our President attempt to re-start our economy through its true engine, working people, I have begun to wonder - can the principles of ...
by gretasavage
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Mar 03, 2009 at 11:25 AM PST with 4 Recommends
(Note: a Rep*blican friend sent this to me tonight. I take that as a sign of hope amidst their ashes.) .
by USexpat Ukraine
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2009 at 05:50 PM PST with 7 Recommends
The negativity of this whole argument about Gaza is getting me down. I think we all feel for those people, and beating each other up verbally is maybe the Kosite version of a howl of empathetic pain.
by M Komoroski
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 08:19 PM PST with 1 Recommend
I believe we need to be thoughtful when giving our money to candidates or groups/individuals that need financial help. On the other hand, this site and it's members have had some amazingly positive, ...
by wclathe
Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Dec 01, 2006 at 02:13 PM PST with 61 Recommends
by Brudaimonia
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Oct 13, 2006 at 05:04 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
by outlanddish
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Nov 05, 2005 at 05:12 AM PST with 3 Recommends
by Chris Kulczycki
Comment Count 185 comments on Thu Oct 27, 2005 at 04:16 AM PDT with 311 Recommends