Peru, Bolivia, and a new book

Long time since I’ve posted here, but I hope this is worth the wait: I’m just about to depart for Peru and Bolivia, a trip marking the first leg of my work on a new book about microfinance for Bloomsbury.

Since the start of 2009, I’ve made nearly 1000 small business loans in the developing world via Kiva, Babyloan, and similar platforms, and I’ll be spending chunks of the next 18 months or so basically going out to see the results. And along the way I’ll be writing a book about the whole experience.

After South America (and some time at home catching up on my own life), the next stop will probably be India. Then Southeast Asia. Then Eastern Europe. Then East Africa. And so on. Or that’s the plan, anyway. Which will definitely change as this goes.

If I can find time and a signal, I’ll be posting entries here at TMW as well as my own site. When both are in short supply, I’ll at least try to squeeze up short notes and links via my Twitter feed, which you can also easily access on the right side of my own blog.

Next stop: Ollyantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, near Cusco…