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Pictures and Perspectives from South Africa

EB Moore, KF13 South Africa

As my fellowship approaches its completion, I hope to share my experiences and knowledge with a new fellow. Along our journey I realize that what I know of South Africa after three months only scratches the surface.

Continue Reading 4 February 2011 at 07:00 1 comment

South Africa’s Inspirational Women

EB Moore, KF13 South Africa

Now that Women’s Development Businesses (WDB), Kiva’s new field partner in South Africa, has begun posting loans, maybe you’re curious about who their clients are. I want to share with you snapshots into the lives of two of WDB’s clients from the Mpumalanga province.

Continue Reading 21 January 2011 at 06:01 3 comments

Welcome Aboard, South Africa!

by EB Moore, KF13 South Africa

Please join me in welcoming Women’s Development Businesses as Kiva’s newest field partner. Not only is WDB bringing its borrowers to the Kiva community, but it is also allowing Kiva lenders to connect with borrowers in a previously untapped country – that’s right, as of this week Kiva lenders will be able to connect with borrowers in South Africa!

Continue Reading 29 November 2010 at 23:26 1 comment

This, too, is Liberia

by EB Moore, KF12 Liberia

As I prepare to leave Liberia, I find that I’m at a loss for words to describe my feelings. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I’m letting some photos do the talking for me in this photo diary.

Continue Reading 29 October 2010 at 11:00

Bridging the Divide

By EB Moore, KF12 Liberia

As the concept of microfinance has become more widely known, it has grown to occupy a strange space between business and philanthropy. Where is it currently, and where should it be?

Continue Reading 11 October 2010 at 06:00 2 comments

A Taste of Liberia

By EB Moore, KF12 Liberia

To help wrap up food month at Kiva, I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned about Liberian food. Here is a short discussion of Liberian food, a recipe for Potato Greens, and links for those who want to learn more.

Continue Reading 31 August 2010 at 05:30 3 comments

Google Comes to Liberia

By EB Moore, KF12 Liberia

Several days ago I attended an event at Monrovia’s City Hall called “Internet Camp Liberia,” hosted by representatives from Google. I found it very informative and well-targeted, in addition to having some larger implications for microfinance in the region.

Continue Reading 23 August 2010 at 05:55 2 comments

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