Monthly Archives: May 2012

Barefoot Power: Energy in Tanzania

Kiva is taking on different types of partners — not just conventional microfinance, but institutions that provide strong social entrepreneurship (with a focus on alleviating poverty). One of their exciting new partners is Barefoot Power. Their mission is to replace … Continue reading

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PT Ruma: 0% in Indonesia!

If you haven’t heard, Kiva recently teamed up with a new partner, PT Ruma, in Indonesia (a Muslim majority country). PT Ruma gives “borrowers” equipment to start selling their mobile phones throughout the country. It’s not a “typical” Kiva loan … Continue reading

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RSS for 0% Loans

As-salaamu ‘alikum wa rahmatullah, This update was a long time in the making. After exchanging emails with Kiva, we discovered that even Islamic MFIs don’t use exclusively Islamic loans. You have to verify on a loan-by-loan basis to know which … Continue reading

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