poverty

28: Kiva Mormons

Jeremy Foote, one of the captains of the Kiva Mormons lending team, joins us in a long-awaited look at the best kept secret of Mormons in microfinance. Kiva.org is a nonprofit that alleviates poverty around the world by connecting people who want to give back with entrepreneurs in developing countries. These borrowers later repay the […]

Party Like it’s 1799

This is the second in a series of articles that were originally written for Kiva.org’s website by one of our founders, who worked with Kiva borrowers in Ukraine this summer. Kiva is a non-profit that provides small “microloans” to help alleviate poverty around the world and was named the “hottest non-profit on the planet“ by Time and Fortune […]

12 Secrets to Traveling the Most Beautiful Country

12 Secrets to Traveling the Most Beautiful Country in the World:   This article was originally written for Kiva.org’s website by one of our founders, who worked with Kiva borrowers in Ukraine this summer. Kiva is a non-profit that provides small “microloans” to help alleviate poverty around the world and was named the “hottest non-profit […]

Teaching Children Empathy

(This piece is cross-posted at the Rational Faiths blog). Several months ago, our family had a movie night. The film was Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, a 1921 silent film where Chaplin plays–what else–a tramp who has fallen on hard times. To make matters more difficult for the tramp, a woman abandons her child and somehow, Chaplin’s character […]

20: Alan Silva, The Institute for Self Reliant Agriculture

Meet Alan Silva, who in addition to running several successful businesses has a passion for teaching people self-reliance through agricultural practices. He is the Director of Operations for The Institute of Self-Reliant Agriculture. Listen to the method SRA uses to lift people out of poverty, who then, in turn, lift their neighbors out of poverty. […]

Joseph Peterson: The Ethiopian People

The measurement of time is refreshingly new in this Eastern kingdom far from home. First to note, there are 13 months—something to do with an Orthodox calendar which also sets the year at eight years earlier than the U.S., and the time of day, depending on whom you ask, is the time they counted from 1:00 after […]

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