Merry Christmas!

So far, this has been a terribly serious blog. Yet as the Christmas season approaches and I melt in the 90 degree heat of Dar es Salaam, I’m feeling the need to lighten things up a little. As adapted from a chain email from my big sister, see the following list of fun things to…

A Rough Start

After my first day interacting with Kiva borrowers I was exhausted but exhilarated. It was slow work, waiting while the money for the loans was counted out and matched with each client’s loan record booklet, paperwork was filled out, treasurer and secretary books were gathered. Outside the Tujijenge branch office in the heart of Dar…

Kiva

Hello, friends! I’m sorry I haven’t been updating the blog lately. I just returned from San Francisco where I trained to become a Kiva Fellow! While I’m in the field–working with one of Kiva’s field partner microfinance institutions (MFIs) called Tujijenge Tanzania, Ltd.–I will be updating this blog and also contributing to the Kiva Fellows…