Update from the Field: New Partners, Country-Specific Microfinance + Stories of a Kiva Fellowship
Compiled by Kathrin Gerner, KF15, Togo
This week, fellows located on three different continents were busy writing blogs to share their experiences. Learn what it takes to become a new Kiva partner in Ecuador, experience family-style microfinance in Lebanon, find out about a unique pig loan product in Indonesia, and get the inside scoop about being a Kiva fellow in Senegal.
What Does it Take to be Kiva Field Partner: New Partnerships in the Middle of the World, Part I
Country: Ecuador / Fellow: Kate Bennett (KF15)
Kate tells us about the 7-step process a microfinance institution must follow before becoming a Kiva partner and how she is helping Fundación Alternativa to complete step 7.
New Partnerships in the Middle of the World, Part II
Country: Ecuador / Fellow: Megan Bond (KF15)
Continuing the series on new partners in Ecuador, Megan describes FODEMI’s first steps as a Kiva partner.
Micro-finance Family Style
Country: Lebanon / Fellow: Heba Gamal (KF15)
Heba is thrilled to be a temporary member of Al Majmoua family, a Kiva partner in Lebanon.
Pig Loans in Paradise: Microfinance for Livestock in West Bali, Indonesia
Country: Indonesia / Fellow: Anne Conlin (KF15)
Anne sheds some light on a unique loan product in Indonesia, the Pig Breeder Group Loan Program, which targets groups of ten female neighbors.
This. Is. Africa! Some stories of a Kiva Fellowship
Country: Senegal / Fellow: Tim Young (KF15)
A few weeks into his fellowship Senegal, Tim looks at some of the different aspects involved in being a Kiva Fellow, from meeting innovative borrowers to appearing on TV.
Updates from the past month:
Mosquito Nets, Rock Climbing + Clearing the Air
Instability, Trust + A New Home
Unsung Heroes, Community Alliances + and Mission Statements Made Reality
Personal Connections, Supply and Demand + A Culinary Excursion
Farewells, Mistaken Identities + Micro-Microfinance
Plus more pictures from the past week:
Entry filed under: Africa, Americas, blogsherpa, East Asia & the Pacific (EAP), Ecuador, Indonesia, KF15 (Kiva Fellows 15th Class), Lebanon, Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Senegal. Tags: blogsherpa, Kathrin Gerner, KF15 (Kiva Fellows 15th Class), Kiva, Kiva Fellows, kiva.org, microfinance, Travel.