Clay, Water, Brick: The Story of Kiva
Air Date: June 22, 2015
What if you could make a difference in someone’s life from your own computer? This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we are talking with Jessica Jackley. Jackley is the cofounder of Kiva, a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect people worldwide through a lending network, and co-founder and CEO of ProFounder, a crowdfunding platform that helped entrepreneurs raise funding from friends, family, and the community. Jackley will discuss her book, Clay, Water, Brick, and tell her personal story of how she learned to make a difference in people’s lives, and how you can make a difference too.
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Jessica is an award-winning social entrepreneur focused on financial inclusion, the sharing economy, and social justice. She is best known as a co-founder of Kiva, the world’s first and largest person to person microlending website. She also co-founded ProFounder, a pioneering crowdfunding platform for U.S. entrepreneurs, and Kin & Co., a consultancy helping organizations support women and working families. She is an investor and advisor with Collaborative Fund, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Jackley holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a certificate in Global Leadership and Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA from Bucknell University.