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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1003 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
$15,450 in 73 loans
5 loans fundraising now!
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Skills for Life Kenya

Kilifi County, Kenya

10 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
$7,850 in 45 loans
3 loans fundraising now!
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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
$3,800 in 26 loans
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Protus Lumiti

Nairobi, Kenya

12 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
$3,950 in 20 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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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
$79,000 in 15 loans
5 loans fundraising now!
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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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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
$1,875 in 12 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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HandyMan Ltd.

Nairobi, Kenya

4 months on Zip
Company Ltd. - Social Enterprise

HandyMan deals with youth from the informal settlement who we train in technical skills and entrepreneurship. At the end of the youth's term with us, they are encouraged to be job generators themselves. KIVA will help us and the youth achieve this mission.

100% repayment rate
$1,600 in 12 loans
2 loans fundraising now!
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Rising Tide Capital

Jersey City, NJ

31 months on Zip
Microenterprise Development Organization

Rising Tide Capital assists aspiring entrepreneurs with training, technical assistance, access to markets and access to capital. Kiva would be an additional source for business financing for our successful entrepreneurs.

100% repayment rate
$66,000 in 11 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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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
1 loan 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
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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
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SUPANOVA WOMEN GROUP - JOYWO - 027

Uasin Gishu, Kenya

7 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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Amai keremengei - JOYWO - 029

Nandi, Kenya

7 months on Zip
NGO

To empower women,

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans