One Million Micro-Borrowers: Jessica Jackley & KIVA Hit A New Milestone
The connection forged between loaner and borrower is what Jackley loves the most about KIVA's mission. When several people from all over the world are committing their own money to help an entrepreneur achieve success, it means much more to the borrower than simply receiving capital from the bank. As she says in this video about the way KIVA operates, knowing that people across the world are dedicated to helping you succeed is a tremendous motivator—and that's part of the reason why KIVA has done so well. In the future, the organization is also poised to hit the one million lender mark, with 900,000 already signed up (and contributing nearly $1.5 million a week, too).
As well as being the co-founder of this organization, Jackley also teaches the principles of socially responsible business practices at universities and colleges around the country. Currently, she is the Barer Visiting Fellow at Drew University, Her keynotes range from pressing issues from Web 2.0, to women's empowerment, economic development, and social entrepreneurship. Energetic and inspiring, Jackley shows audiences the power of business and human interaction to make positive social change around the world.