Microfinance creates opportunities for the poor and the unempowered.
Aug 21, 2011
Philip's interest in microfinance as a tool for development, poverty alleviation, and women empowerment can be traced to childhood visits to his extended family in the Middle East. He finally decided to take the leap into the development sector after working for two years as an Research Assistant at the Urban Institute in D.C. He looks forward to being a small part of a larger movement to alleviate poverty and spur development through his Kiva Fellowship in Palestine.
I had the pleasure of meeting Hassan last week. He is hard-working young man, with ambitions to save some money to live abroad. Aside from managing this electrical generator, Hassan works with [...]
I had the pleasure of meeting Hassan a few weeks ago. Hassan was going to open a lingerie business in his existing bedding store but stopped because of a slow economy. He showed me the section [...]
I had the pleasure of visiting Sally a few weeks ago. She showed me some of the art that she has created and sold to help finance her university degree. Her work is really eye-catching, and I [...]
I had the pleasure of visiting Mohamad a few weeks ago. He is a very kind and generous man. I saw that his business is thriving. Not only does he sell Shiite religious goods from his store, but [...]
I had the pleasure of visiting Somaya last week. She is a lively woman, and she has an excellent history with Al Majmoua. Somaya has been borrowing from Al Majmoua for over ten years now, but [...]