Jessica Jackley, Founder l Kiva.org at The BIG Summit
Jessica Jackley is a Founder of Kiva, the world's first peer to peer microlending website. Since its founding in 2005, it has loaned nearly $600 million from lenders to entrepreneurs across 79 countries. Kiva lets users lend as little as $25 to poor entrepreneurs around the world, providing affordable capital for them to start or expand microenterprises. Named one of the top ideas of 2006 by The New York Times Magazine, and praised by Oprah, Bill Clinton and countless others, Kiva is one of the fastest-growing social benefit websites in history.