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May 10, 2011
The best microfinance programs have the transformative ability to provide a "new perspective of what's possible for someone's life," states Jessica Jackley, co-founder and CEO of ProFounder and co-founder of Kiva. Jackley has been recognized as an innovator in developing new models for financing entrepreneurial endeavors around the globe through microfinance. At the St. Louis Fed's May 2011 Exploring Innovation conference, where she was a keynote speaker, Jackley spoke with community development specialist Daniel Davis about her extensive experience in the industry and the work she is doing now to catalyze investments in entrepreneurship within the U.S.