Our Trustees

Kiva Zip Trustees source entrepreneurs they believe in and publicly endorse them as borrowers on the Kiva Zip website.

Trustees have no financial liability for loans, but their reputation is tied to the repayment rate of the borrowers they endorse. Unlike on the main Kiva website, trustees never actually handle the loans, which Kiva Zip disburses directly to the borrowers. Trustees can be individuals or organizations.

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Increase the economic vitality of your community and help fund entrepreneurs you believe in.

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1035 Matching Trustees
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Skills for Life Kenya

Kilifi County, Kenya

11 months on Zip
Community Based Organization (CBO)

My organisation seeks to improve the standard of life among our communities. We strive to promote opportunities for income generation through savings and access to credit so that we can guarantee sustainable and secure livelihoods for our people,

100% repayment rate
$8,200 in 47 loans
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Protus Lumiti

Nairobi, Kenya

13 months on Zip
INDIVIDUAL

We have young people who have managed to get education and qualifications and they are often found lacking opportunities to start up their businesses and opportunities to get an income. I would be able to get such people involved and give them an opportunity to access support loans.

100% repayment rate
$4,200 in 22 loans
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I would wish to let the needy achieve something for their little lives

100% repayment rate
$2,500 in 20 loans
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The Greenhorns

Hudson, NY

35 months on Zip
Non profit organization

To support young farmers as they begin to capitalize small businesses, establishing good business practices, facilitating access to credit, and exploring the potential to use micro-finance for operating loans.

100% repayment rate
$95,200 in 14 loans
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Northern Virginia Family Service

Falls Church, VA

26 months on Zip
Non-Profit

Becoming a trustee will allow the Small Business Program to further its mission to support the economic success of potential and existing entrepreneurs. We are leaders in entrepreneurship education, business plan development, and small business support, catering to the local low-income Hispanic e...

100% repayment rate
$70,000 in 14 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Nairobi, Kenya

12 months on Zip
Non-profit

CAP is interested in being a trustee because this will enable the youth who are trained by CAP in technical skills and entrepreneurship, have access to funding for their small enterprises in order to grow them to a level which will allow them also become employers of their peers. This will be in ...

100% repayment rate
$1,625 in 12 loans
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Akili Holdings Ltd

Nairobi, Kenya

35 months on Zip
Value adding and investing in rural communities

To facilitate access to credit to members of our producer groups

100% repayment rate
$500 in 10 loans
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Matibabu Foundation

Nairobi, Kenya

28 months on Zip
Health NPO

Matibabu Foundation exists to create a healthy, productive and prosperous society in the rural western Kenya. We partner with the community and other health stakeholders to provide preventive, promotive, rehabilitative and curative health services. Our community has the highest poverty levels and...

100% repayment rate
$750 in 10 loans
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Renewable World East Africa

Nairobi, Kenya

21 months on Zip
NGO

We manage Renewable Energy projects in Kenya, which stimulate entrepreurship and wish to small loans available to project beneficiaries. We beleive in a market approach to tackling poverty.

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Build Institute

Detroit, Wayne County, MI

17 months on Zip
Non-profit

We have developed and helped train a network of remarkable, disciplined small businesses, who are right in the sweet spot for Kiva Zip in terms of business mission, financial need and ability to repay.

100% repayment rate
$39,500 in 10 loans
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Pittsburgh Public Market

Pittsburgh, PA

20 months on Zip
nonprofit organization

A large part of our mission is to support entrepreneurial opportunities. We have found that many small businesses reach a point in their development at which a small loan such as those provided through the Kiva program can make all the difference in the successful growth of their business.

100% repayment rate
$40,625 in 10 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Benard Okanda

Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya

10 months on Zip
Individual

am working with community in mathare slum that need help to expand there business so that they can get how they help them self and to expand our group micro-finance in the community of mathare slums.

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Youth Business USA

Oakland, CA

10 months on Zip
501 (c) 3 nonprofit

Youth Business USA’s services seek to create a new income stream, marketable skills and an enhanced sense of empowerment for our young entrepreneurs. Kiva Zip’s values and focus on social collateral closely reflect our own, making them a natural partner in financing our young people’s business eq...

100% repayment rate
$16,800 in 10 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Garfarm Investment

Nairobi, Kenya

10 months on Zip
Trading and supplies

I am a Pastor with a congregation of which the majority have low income which does not meet their daily basic needs. As I minister to them on the Spiritual aspect, I notice that their Physical aspect and status can not be assumed. I thus introduced group networks in their midst through Garfarm In...

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Wambogo Njiru

Embu, Kenya

8 months on Zip
Individual

To empower youths

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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SUPANOVA WOMEN GROUP - JOYWO - 027

Uasin Gishu, Kenya

8 months on Zip
NON PROFIT MAKING ORGANIZATION

I am interested to be a trustee because this is one step in alleviating poverty affecting the underprivileged people. Over the past years accessing to funds by women has been major problem since they have no collateral.Through Kiva Zip many of my group members will get access to funds and this w...

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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wise group - JOYWO - 027

Eldoret, Kenya

8 months on Zip
NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

i am interested because i am a chair lady of a group with 15 members and by becoming a trustee i will be able to assist my members access the loans that will change their lives by expanding their businesses and improving their lives

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Amai keremengei - JOYWO - 029

Nandi, Kenya

8 months on Zip
NGO

To empower women,

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Kapkener Women Group - JoyWo - 026

Uasin Gishu, Kenya

7 months on Zip
NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

Over a long period of time getting access to funds for women have been a challenge and by being a trustee this is one and sure way of providing access funds for the members in my group

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Destiny - JOYWO - 029

Nandi, Kenya

8 months on Zip
NGO

Trying to help the needy to achieve a better life

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans