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MENA presents huge growth opportunities for Pay TV (TVB Europe)

At the end of 2013, 4.35 million households in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region subscribed to at least one pay TV service, according to a report by IHS Inc. 15 more words

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How the Arab Spring Has Affected Microfinance in the Middle East

” After weeks of headline news about the Arab Spring, we seem to have forgotten the man who started it all: Mohamed Bouazizi, the   Tunisian fruit vendor who set himself on fire after police confiscated his small cart.  441 more words


Update from the Field: Going the distance in Pakistan and putting Kiva Zip together. Plus, a word on the Olympics.

Compiled by Isabel Balderrama | KF17 + KF18 | Bolivia

It’s once again time for an update from our Fellows in KF-18. This week we have three posts from four fellows, all of whom are busy learning from and making a difference in their respective assignments. 360 more words


Update from the Field: Kiva's new coffee partner and female empowerment in the Middle East

Compiled by Isabel Balderrama | KF17 | Ecuador

Having been in the field for a little over three months now, KF-17 fellows’ posts begin taking a retrospective look at what has been accomplished over the past few months while working with their assigned Kiva partners worldwide. 350 more words

Video Blog: "Why We Kiva" - Kiva Fellows Around the World

Compiled by Mariela Cedeño, KF16, Bolivia.

Wondering why Kiva Fellows jump at the opportunity to be thrown half way around the world to work with Kiva’s many local… 76 more words


“There’s no such thing as a bad client……”

I am now beginning the second month of my Kiva fellowship with Al Majmoua – Lebanese Association for Development, one of Kiva’s partner Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), in Beirut, Lebanon. 776 more words


Micro-football Fever

It is a bit of a strange site to see German, Italian, French,  Spanish, and Brazilian flags hanging from balconies and waving from car antennas all over Lebanon. 568 more words