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For seven years (2006-2013) Britt Bravo interviewed over 70 people with Big Visions for a better world. You can contact her through her website,

Oct 30, 2006

Jessica Jackley Flannery is the co-founder and a board member of Kiva, a nonprofit that is using the Internet to connect people through loans to alleviate global poverty.  Jessica has worked in rural Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda with the Village Enterprise Fund and Project Baobab on impact evaluation and program development. Earlier, Jessica spent three years in the Stanford Business School's Center for Social Innovation and Public Management Program, where she helped launch the inaugural Global Philanthropy Forum. Jessica is currently pursuing an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

A transcript of the interview is available on my blog Have Fun * Do Good.

You can watch a documentary about Kiva on FRONTLINE World on Tuesday, October 31,2006, or on the FRONTLINE World web site via streaming video a few days after the broadcast.

You can view a brief preview of the October 31st show on Google video.

Full disclosure: I'm friends with the Editor for FRONTLINE World, David Ritsher.