Monday, March 2, 2009
Jessica and Matt Flannery, Co Founders and Directors of Kiva.org
We hear a lot about crises related to banking these days so it seems an apt antidote to learn about Kiva.org, a bank that uses technology to connect would be lenders of amounts as small as $25 to people all over the world who need loans to run and grow their businesses. I'm one of those lenders, and this month I saw my first loan was getting repaid; the system was working! These innovative systems don't "just happen" -- so I was delighted to find this interview with the co-founders of Kiva talking about their reasons for starting this innovative microfinance system.