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Possibly the best and most ambitious Kiva loan to date is trying to raise $50,000 to create a new clean energy loan program that will provide solar lighting, clean cook stoves, and water loans to ...
by mole333
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 05:12 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Last couple of times I posted, I seemed to see a boost in funding for these Green loans I am highlighting. But now I am seeing more loans about to expire without full funding and I am hoping another ...
by mole333
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:49 AM PST with 13 Recommends
This is a reprise/update of a diary I wrote on the weekend. I hope to write several of these diaries, highlighting efforts around the world to combine helping the poor and middle class with helping ...
by mole333
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 06:57 AM PST with 7 Recommends
I hope to write several of these diaries, highlighting efforts around the world to combine helping the poor and middle class with helping the environment. For too long the right wing has tried to ...
by mole333
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 01:45 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Meet Ann Wangui , a shopkeeper from the Rift Valley city of Nakuru, Kenya. Her second-hand suit business enjoys healthy margins thanks to low operating costs and high demand. From her kiosk at the ...
by avillec
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 10:04 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
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
Many here at Daily Kos know about Kiva . It was publicity on DK that really helped Kiva take off. For those who don't know it, Kiva links small businesses all over ...
by mole333
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 24, 2009 at 04:14 PM PST with 2 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
Hi! I just made a loan to someone in the developing world using the revolutionary website called Kiva. Kiva is not unfamiliar here on Kos. But, it's always good to get a reminder. Everyone is busy ...
by jdavidson2
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Nov 22, 2007 at 02:51 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Well, I just had another moment of fame and I want to use it to highlight some cool development work. BBC World News interviewed me this last week about Kiva microlending. This is about the third ...
by mole333
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 07:38 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
KIVA microlending is something that many at dKos already know about. And, in fact, diaries on dKos seem to generate a fair amount of interest for Kiva, sometimes ...
by mole333
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Jul 30, 2007 at 07:41 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Yes, I am as flabbergasted as you are on that George and his buddies are pissing on the Constitution. But you know, sometimes at the peak of frustration--it is better to walk away. Do something ...
by mem from somerville
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Jul 03, 2007 at 04:46 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
In the past I have described some of the successes of the organization KIVA and my ...
by mole333
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Jan 12, 2007 at 06:23 AM PST with 22 Recommends
by mole333
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Mar 13, 2006 at 03:58 AM PST with 4 Recommends
by mole333
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Mar 04, 2006 at 06:13 AM PST with 6 Recommends
by mole333
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 24, 2006 at 06:58 AM PST with 9 Recommends
by mole333
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Jan 05, 2006 at 03:46 AM PST with 6 Recommends