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A Special Evening with Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
6pm - 8pm
North America

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Join the International Museum of Women (I.M.O.W.) in San Francisco, California, for an Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change Speaker Series program with Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva.org, the world's first peer-to-peer online microlending Web site. She will appear in conversation with Kate Lauer, an engaging expert in international microfinance and policy reform.

Purchase tickets by calling 415-543-4669 x27 or at the door. 

Kiva lets Internet users lend as little as $25 to specific developing world entrepreneurs, providing affordable capital to help them start or expand a small business. Kiva has been one of the fastest-growing social benefit Web sites in history, connecting hundreds of thousands of people through lending across over 150 countries.

Jessica first saw the power, beauty, and dignity of microfinance while working in rural East Africa with microenterprise development nonprofit Village Enterprise Fund on impact evaluation and program development. Sector-agnostic about social change, Jessica has worked for public, nonprofit, and private organizations including the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, Amazon.com, Potentia Media, the International Foundation, World Vision, and others.

I.M.O.W.’s ongoing Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change Speaker Series is designed to bring together notable women from around the world to discuss current global issues and how they are creating social, political and economic change in the lives of women worldwide. Please join us!

Be sure to log on for our Web chat with Jessica on Thursday, May 27, 2009, at 9:00am PDT!

We've created a forum discussion on women's economic empowerment to get the conversation going.
Comments from the forum may be included as questions in the Web chat and live speaker series program.

Jessica Jackley

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