Posts tagged ‘blogsherpa costa rica’

Trash Talk

Women at Fundacion Mujer are talking trash. How much they have, where to find more, and what they are going to do with it. Keep reading to discover how trash relates to this microfinance institution, and why the Fundación, like many of Kiva’s field partners, offers services beyond financial empowerment.

Continue Reading 17 November 2010 at 08:00 5 comments

Peace, Love, and Platanos – video recap of a recent visit to three ECCs

By John Murphy, KF12, Costa Rica

Video – This past weekend Steven, Gerardo, and I made our way to Talamanca, indigenous territory in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone. There we met with three up-and-coming ECCs set up with the help of Peace Corps volunteer Chase Adam.

Continue Reading 8 September 2010 at 07:00 7 comments

Costa Rica…in ten seconds

By John Murphy, KF12, Costa Rica

*Weekend edition* – Costa Rica in ten seconds

Continue Reading 27 August 2010 at 21:03 9 comments

Planting Trees with Schoolchildren – Social Responsibility in Microfinance

By John Murphy, KF12, Costa Rica

*Update: additional video just added – interview with the ECC’s vice president Vicky.

Social responsibility means taking care of the “triple bottom line” – people, planet, profit. Check in for pictures and a video about one Communal Credit Company’s social responsibility efforts.

Continue Reading 18 August 2010 at 06:30 4 comments


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