Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, an international P2P (peer-to-peer) microfinance lending non-profit, will present “Harnessing the Power of Perspective: Kiva and the Worldwide Microlending Movement” @7pm on Mon., Nov. 8 (location: Irvin L. Young Auditorium). It’s the second of the fall 2010 College of Letters and Sciences Contemporary Issues Lecture Series.
You can listen to a podcast of an interview with Jessica Jackley by Phorecast (Feb. 2008). There’s also free access to “Entrepreneurship in Peace Operations” (Journal of Civil Society, 2010, vol.6:no.1, pp.1-21) that dicusses Kiva (see the section “The Case of Kiva: A Social Enterprise”).
For additional information, you can search Andersen Library’s article databases such as ABI/Inform Complete for more articles, such as “The Profit in Nonprofit” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2009, vol.7:no.3, pp.68-71). A search of HALCat (Harold Andersen Library’s catalog) would find titles such as Microfinance: Emerging trends and challenges (3rd-floor Main Collection, HG178.3 .M5336 2008) and the online book The economics of microfinance (NetLibrary ebook)
Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding or requesting materials.