Kiva’s Crowdfunding Platform Transforms Into Hub for Impact Investing and Financial Inclusion

In 2003, Jessica Jackley was a 25-year-old staff member of Stanford Business School’s Public Management Program when a lecture by Muhammad Yunus upturned her life. Yunus popularized the microfinance solution to global poverty by founding Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Poor people in low-income countries typically lack the collateral and credit history that most financial institutions