Compiled by Isabel Balderrama | KF17 | Ecuador

Fatime, Ayşe Betül, Sevtap, and Fatma, all members of Turkey’s Jet Group which has helped support

Welcome to this week’s brief update from the field. As this class of fellows’ time in the field wraps up we have a post by Kimberly Strathearn (KF 16/17, Turkey) who tells us about FITE, a new website powered by Kiva and supported by the leading skin care brand Dermatologica. Read Kimberly’s article Retail Consumers as Micro Lenders + What is FITE? + Maya Entrepreneurs Supported by FITE to learn about this exciting new lending platform that focuses exclusively on female entrepreneurship. Don’t forget to also check out last week’s Update From the Field in order to catch up on some more of KF-17′s last minute adventures, retrospectives, and lessons learned.

Updates from the Past Month:

Updates from the Field: Past and Present, Last-Minute Contemplation and General Appreciation
Update from the Field: Nomadic lifestyles, road trips + cultural perspectives
Update from the Field: Translation Follies, Contemplating Kindness and Comfort and KF Cribs
Update from the Field: Kiva’s new coffee partner and female empowerment in the Middle East

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