Jessica Jackley is an author and entrepreneur who started Kiva, the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer micro-lending website.
BOISE, Idaho — Are you one of those people who looks for ways to make the world a better place? Maybe through random acts of kindness, volunteering for nonprofits or making a donation to your favorite cause or causes?
Jessica Jackley found and created a way to make positive change through entrepreneurship around the world.
While doing work for a nonprofit in East Africa, she was inspired by people making change in their own lives through entrepreneurship. She wrote a book about her encounters with those she met, including a brickmaker, a goat herder and a small shopkeeper. The book’s title is “Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least.”
Jackley is the co-founder of Kiva, the world’s first and largest peer-to-peer micro-lending website. Jackley says Kiva lets …