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Premal Shah

Co-Founder & President, Kiva

Skoll Awardee

Biography

Premal Shah helps lead Kiva.org, a website that allows you to lend $25 to the working poor. Since 2005, Kiva lenders have financed over 1 million low-income entrepreneurs from 90 countries. The site has been named as one of Oprah's Favorite Things and a Top 50 Website by TIME Magazine. Premal also serves on the Board of Watsi.org and VolunteerMatch.org -- two social enterprises attempting to lever technology for social good. For his work as a social entrepreneur, Premal was named on FORTUNE magazine’s “Top 40 under 40″ list. Premal is a graduate of Stanford University.