Clay Water Brick

Jessica Jackley

In the tradition of Kabul Beauty School and Start Something That Matters comes an inspiring story of social entrepreneurship from the co-founder of Kiva, the first online microlending platform for the working poor. Featuring lessons learned from successful businesses in the world’s poorest countries, Jessica Jackley’s Clay Water Brick will motivate readers to more deeply appreciate the incredible entrepreneurial potential that exists in every human being on this planet—especially themselves.

About the Author

Jessica is an entrepreneur and investor focused on financial inclusion, the sharing economy, and social justice.

She serves as an investor and advisor with the Collaborative Fund, investing in entrepreneurs who champion the sharing economy. Earlier, Jessica was a Cofounder and CEO of ProFounder, a pioneering crowdfunding platform for U.S. entrepreneurs. In 2012, ProFounder joined forces with GOOD, where Jessica became GOOD’s first Entrepreneur in Residence.

Jessica was also a Cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer of Kiva, the world’s first p2p microlending website. Kiva lets people lend $25 or more to individual entrepreneurs, providing affordable capital to help them start or expand a small business. Kiva has facilitated over $600M in loans since its founding