Jessica Jackley — Entrepreneurship Is A Redemptive, Beautiful Outlook On Life

 
 Photo: Shayan Hathaway

Photo: Shayan Hathaway

A couple of weeks ago while I was in LA, Jessica Jackley invited me into her home for a chat. I’ve been waiting to do this chat since May. We were going to do it May but she and her family embarked on a trip around the world so we decided to wait until afterwards. We finally got around to do it and she did not disappoint!

Jessica’s career has been and continues to be all about financial inclusion, the sharing economy, and social justice. She’s the co-founder of Kiva, the world's first peer 2 peer micro-lending website. Kiva lets everyday people lend $25 and up to individual entrepreneurs, providing them capital to start or expand a small business. Since 2005, Kiva has facilitated over $1B in loans worldwide.

She teaches at USC. She speaks all over the country. And she’s the author of CLAY WATER BRICK: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least. She’s married to Reza Aslan, a respected religious scholar, author, and speaker. Together, they are raising their three boys in Los Angeles.

Follow Jessica on Twitter. And make sure to read her blog where she documented their journey around the world! It’s fantastic.

 Jessica & Her Husband, Reza Aslan / Photo: Shayan Hathaway

Jessica & Her Husband, Reza Aslan / Photo: Shayan Hathaway

 Jessica & Her Boys / Photo: Skylar Reeves

Jessica & Her Boys / Photo: Skylar Reeves


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