Our Team: Global Advisory Council

Jessica Jackley


Jessica is an entrepreneur and investor. Her work over the last decade has focused on financial inclusion, the sharing economy and social justice.

Jessica is best known as a Co-Founder of Kiva.org, the world’s first p2p microlending website. Kiva lets Internet users lend as little as $25 to individual entrepreneurs, providing them affordable capital to start or expand their small businesses. Since its founding in October 2005, Kiva has facilitated over $700 million in loans among individuals in 216 countries.