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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988 Matching Trustees
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Harokora Self Help Group

Nairobi, Kenya

10 months on Zip
Self Help Group

Because I want to assist the community improve their financial status and by the end of the day improve their economical livelihood. This will enhance their business status in the market place. The community of Kiambiu slums is generally poor and people live on hand to mouth kind of lifestyle. Jo...

100% repayment rate
$12,550 in 64 loans
3 loans fundraising now!
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Nelly Mulema

Nairobi, Kenya

12 months on Zip
Individual

I have the passion of empowering women through financial empowerment. I believe when we empower women a nation is economically empowered. Currently I am the patron of three women groups whose objective is to make the difference in the lives of fellow women and their families. Being their patron i...

100% repayment rate
$5,725 in 31 loans
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Organic Health Response

Kitawi Beach, Kenya

24 months on Zip
Health

As an active community based organization on Mfangano Island, we are interested in promoting the health and wellbeing of our local community. Through our programs to promote HIV status awareness, stigma reduction, and treatment facilitation, we have strong relationships with community members an...

100% repayment rate
$3,175 in 21 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Kiambiu Baptist Church

Nairobi, Kenya

7 months on Zip
Church

Because I have been trained by Go Ye Africa and Carlille College as a community mobilizer and trainer on Economic Empowerment covering poverty eradication, Community banking system, project management, business management. Earlier I worked with African Association For Literacy and Adult Education...

100% repayment rate
$3,500 in 19 loans
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

29 months on Zip
Non-profit educational research institute, entrepreneurship and employment focused, with training and technical assistance provided to entrepreneurs who are veterans and their families.

We are seeking to provide opportunities for micro-finance to graduates of our four entrepreneurship training programs focused on veterans with and without disabilities, families, women veterans, and guard and reserve members and their families.

100% repayment rate
$98,500 in 18 loans
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Kiburanga Women Self Help Group

Migori County, Kenya

6 months on Zip
Community Empowerment

I want to help others in the community to start a business so that the profits will support them with their school fees, having enough food, and good health. These opportunities will create employment, which also benefits the entire community. I want to give them the resources they need to expa...

100% repayment rate
$2,875 in 17 loans
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Joseph Griffith-Heritage

Limuru, Kenya

13 months on Zip
Individual

Uhuru Child works primarily with a group of 1,000 Re-settled IDPs in the Rift Valley. We have created two social enterprises which provide employment for 20 IDPs but are keen to see more adults achieve their business goals through micro-finance.

100% repayment rate
$2,250 in 16 loans
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The Greenhorns

Hudson, NY

34 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

25 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
$65,000 in 13 loans
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CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Nairobi, Kenya

11 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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Tenderloin Economic Development Project

San Francisco, CA

8 months on Zip
non-profit

TEDP primarily serves the diverse small business community and indirectly serves the residents. We believe that a serious and direct antipoverty
strategy is absolutely essential for the future well-being of the Tenderloin. Poverty places a huge burden on the economic output and productivity of
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100% repayment rate
$54,000 in 12 loans
4 loans fundraising now!
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Operation hope

Nairobi, Kenya

6 months on Zip
Community Based Organization

Becoming a trustee will help me change the lives of both women and men who live in very deprived conditions and are not able to access the conventional loans provided by the commercial banks.This will enable them to be economically empowered, become self reliant and enhance their dignity.

100% repayment rate
$2,000 in 12 loans
3 loans fundraising now!
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Lifespring Chapel

Nairobi, Kenya

11 months on Zip
Religious

Our organisation is a middle class one that is intentionally located in a lower class area. Part of our mission is to bring transformation to the whole person and in this case help alleviate poverty. The organisation sees the potential of this partnership in strengthening what it is already doing...

100% repayment rate
$1,750 in 11 loans
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Akili Holdings Ltd

Nairobi, Kenya

34 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

27 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

20 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

16 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
2 loans fundraising now!
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NYC Business Solutions - Harlem Center

New York, NY

9 months on Zip
nyc

We would like to help our clients with Kiva Zip services as opposed to traditional crowd funding options.

100% repayment rate
$42,000 in 10 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Benard Okanda

Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya

9 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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Garfarm Investment

Nairobi, Kenya

9 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