Bill Clinton, Oprah and Kiva – Changing The World One Loan At A Time
Kiva.org is no stranger when it comes to receiving celebrity support. The innovative microlending model has changed the way of giving by allowing individuals to loan to entrepreneurs in developing countries . From Adrien Grenier hosting Kiva awareness parties to now Bill Clinton featuring the nonprofit in his book, the Kiva dream is about to be realized exponentially. Today (September 4), President Bill Clinton will be on Oprah to discuss his new book, and he will be joined by Matt and Jessica Flannery, the husband and wife co-founders of Kiva.org. Matt shared a few highlights from his blog, The Kiva Chronicles:
The President and Ms. Winfrey spent the next few minutes talking about the power of the Internet and the Kiva model. Watching this was truly surreal. If you had told me a year ago that I would watch these two people discussing Kiva in front of millions on TV, I would have laughed.
Check out the rest of the story here. We have been following Kiva since its inception and can’t help but experience a few “Oprah moments” of our own. Congrats to the Kiva team for a well deserved moment in time! Pass the tissue, set your TIVO/DVR and check out Oprah today.