Thursday, 21 October 2010

Jessica Jackley: Poverty, Money - And Love

Jessica Jackley is the co-founder of Kiva.org, an online community that helps individuals loan small amounts of money, called microloans, to entrepreneurs throughout the world. I came across this talk which she gave earlier this year for TED.

She asks us what we think of people in poverty - probably what she once did: "they" need "our" help, in the form of a few coins in a jar. In this talk she explains how her attitude changed - and how her work with microloans has brought new power to people who live on a few dollars a day.

Well worth listening to!



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