Micro-lending Entrepreneur To Speak April 14 At Rice

April 10, 2009

Jessica Jackley, co-founder and director of the micro-lending website Kiva.org will speak at Rice University April 14 at 6 p.m. in the Shell Auditorium at Janice and Robert McNair Hall.
 
Kiva, the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowers individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. Jackley first saw the power of microfinance while working on development programs in rural Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. She has worked in the Stanford Center for Social Innovation to launch the inaugural Global Philanthropy Forum, and at Amazon.com, Potentia Media, the International Foundation and World Vision, and she has spoken widely on microfinance and social entrepreneurship.
 
This free event is sponsored by the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, the Beyond Traditional Borders Initiative and Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health Technologies.
 
For parking information, visit http://parking.rice.edu/visitors.cfm.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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