Monday, October 30, 2006

Kiva on FRONTLINE World & the Big Vision Podcast

I just posted my interview with Jessica Jackley Flannery on the Big Vision Podcast. Jessica is the co-founder and a board member of Kiva, a nonprofit that is using the Internet to connect people through loans to alleviate global poverty. Jessica has worked in rural Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda with the Village Enterprise Fund and Project Baobab on impact evaluation and program development. You can listen to the podcast either on your MP3 player by subscribing to the podcast's feed, or by going to the podcast's web site and clicking on the icon that says POD.

I'll have the transcript of the interview up soon for those of you who are not big podcast listeners, but I wanted to let you know about it sooner than later because you can also watch a documentary about Kiva on FRONTLINE World on Tuesday, October 31st on PBS, or on the FRONTLINE World web site via streaming video a few days after the broadcast. Here's a link to a brief preview of the October 31st show on Google video. If you are not sure of your local PBS station, Click here to search for your local PBS station on the PBS website. Also note that your local station may list the program for that evening as "Burma: State of Fear" which is the headlining story.

Full disclosure: I'm friends with the Editor for FRONTLINE World, David Ritsher.


  1. Thanks for the links Britt, great post!


  2. Anonymous2:04 PM

    Great , focused show that challenges anyone's conscience and sensitivity.... That's why I am looking at this site.... hope more see it.... actions are better than words...

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed the post and the show. Kiva has had such an incredible response to the program that as of this writing, Nov 2 at 9:22 AM PST, their site,, is still down from the traffic!


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