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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1058 Matching Trustees
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Abha Light Foundation

Nairobi, Kenya

15 months on Zip
NGO (non-profit)

Abha Light Foundation has always supported our beneficaries and has been an informal lender to our own members for their respective income generation projects. We have supported over 50 people in the past. Most of them were successful in their projects. This programme should help formalize our re...

100% repayment rate
$10,975 in 53 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Nelly Mulema

Nairobi, Kenya

14 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
$6,775 in 37 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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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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Margaret Kanyua Njeru (Joywo Chairlady of 'Kathunguthe Women Group') - 013

Tharaka Nithi, Kenya

10 months on Zip
Self Help Group

I live in a society where people are so passionate about farming and engaging in different forms of businesses. The main challenge is lack of sufficient funds to sustain these businesses. With more funds, I believe these women will grow their businesses and improve the economic condition of the...

100% repayment rate
$2,500 in 20 loans
4 loans fundraising now!
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Grace A. E. (JOYWO Chairlady of Jitahidi Women Group) - 023

Turkana - Kenya, Kenya

6 months on Zip
Women Group

I am hoping to create opportunities for the women in my group who have been left behind in development and empower them economically.

100% repayment rate
$3,400 in 20 loans
2 loans fundraising now!
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Elizabeth A. Ebei Joywo Chairlady of Active Women's Group) - 023

Turkana - Kenya, Kenya

7 months on Zip
Women Group

Am hoping to create opportunities for the women in Soweto,Lodwar, Turkana County.For these women to be able to access financial support for the growth of their small business.

100% repayment rate
$3,500 in 20 loans
9 loans fundraising now!
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Jerioth W. N. (JOYWO Chairlady of Women of Good Faith) - 031

Laikipia, Kenya

6 months on Zip
NGO; Women Empowerment

I am a chair-lady of the aforesaid group. The members have come together to uplift their living standards, however their progress has been hindered by lack of funds and high interest rates by the local institutions. By becoming a KIVA trustee, I'll help them meet their goals.

100% repayment rate
$3,175 in 19 loans
8 loans fundraising now!
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Margrina K (JOYWO Chairlady of korosiot Women' Group) 027

Eldoret, Kenya

9 months on Zip
NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

I am a chair lady of a group and this will enable me create opportunity for my members to obtain the kiva loans that will change their lives for the better

100% repayment rate
$3,075 in 19 loans
3 loans fundraising now!
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Fridah L. (JOYWO Chairlady of Elshadai Fgck Women's Group) - 023

Turkana, Kenya

7 months on Zip
Self Help group

I want to empower my community to start entrepreneurial activities,My community is lagging behind in terms of enterprises due to lack of funds to do so. Kiva Zip loans will go a long way in boosting their lives

100% repayment rate
$3,150 in 18 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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I am interested in becoming a trustee because, i would like to create opportunities to those who have not engaged into business.

By being a trustee, i shall assist many people to get capital to start or expand their business.

I am capable of understanding borrowers character and ready to do...

100% repayment rate
$2,425 in 17 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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The Greenhorns

Hudson, NY

36 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

27 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
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Garfarm Investment

Nairobi, Kenya

11 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
$2,150 in 14 loans
3 loans fundraising now!
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CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Nairobi, Kenya

13 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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Wambogo Njiru

Embu, Kenya

9 months on Zip
Individual

To empower youths

100% repayment rate
$1,600 in 12 loans
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Build Institute

Detroit, Wayne County, MI

18 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
$43,350 in 11 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Scode ltd

Nakuru, Kenya

14 months on Zip
Social Enterprise

To empower entrepreneurs within our network so that they can expand their small businesses and increase their reach and coverage in dissemination of clean energy solutions
To scale up SCODE's current coverage to include entrepreneurs from across the country.

100% repayment rate
$1,500 in 11 loans
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Akili Holdings Ltd

Nairobi, Kenya

36 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

29 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

22 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