Photos from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

23 March 2011 at 10:43 7 comments

By Alexis Ditkowsky, KF14, South Africa

Procuring your own transportation as a Kiva Fellow can be expensive, particularly when petrol hovers around $5/gallon. But while I miss the adventure of crowded taxis and mini-buses, I can go to the field on very short notice and have enough energy at the end of the day to update this very blog. So here’s the latest collection of photos from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, taken earlier today. Enjoy!

Alexis Ditkowsky (KF14) works with Women’s Development Businesses in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Check out WDB’s lending team and stay tuned for new loans on their lending page.

Selection of previous posts by Alexis Ditkowsky:
Database Detective: South Africa Edition
The Meaning of “Now” in South Africa
Next Steps for Kiva’s Partner in South Africa
First Borrower Visit (Take 350+)
A Hand-Delivered Kiva Fellow
Drawings from Training and Greetings from Boston


On our way to a borrower meeting outside of Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal

The internal structure of a brick rondavel, a traditional type of building in the region

At the meeting, the new group Siyanda (back row) was quizzed about WDB policies before they were allowed to sign up for their first loan

Goat break

It was particularly hot and dusty today

This was Fikile's first time signing up a group for Kiva and she had a lot of fun using the camera

Leaving the meeting

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