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A Tale of Two Cities: First Impressions of Medellín, Colombia

Betsy McCormick, Medellín, Colombia, KF12

When I first told my father that Kiva had placed me in Medellín, he asked, “you mean the drug and murder capital of the world?” Er, um, not anymore! I don’t think….

Medellín is, in many ways, two different cities in one—and a place that faces far more nuanced challenges than its tarnished reputation implies. Caught between a landscape of rich young socialites on the one hand, and an impoverished population searching for its identity in the wake of violence on the other, Medellín makes for complicated and fecund ground in the world of microfinance.

Continue Reading 28 November 2010 at 10:00 3 comments

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