Doing something bigger than yourself

Inspired to do something to help the world’s poor help themselves, Jessica Jackley founded Kiva in 2005. Following the work of Muhammad Yunus and others in micro-finance, Kiva allows people to lend small amounts of money to entrepreneurs around the globe.

More than a million people have made loans totaling nearly half a billion dollars, with a repayment rate of over 99%. The loans help entrepreneurs buy materials and pay other startup costs. Check out their stories here.

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