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.

Become a trustee

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


506 Matching Trustees
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Kisumu Innovation Center Kenya (KICK)

Kisumu, Kenya

15 months on Zip
Social Enterprise

Enabling artisans to have improved access to trade opportunities there by improving their businesses both in quantity and quality.

100% repayment rate
$11,375 in 52 loans
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Sustainable Healthcare Foundation

Nairobi, Kenya

17 months on Zip
NGO

We are focused to continually create opportunities for health care providers to expand and integrate additional healthcare services with the aim of reducing disease burden that is especially caused by common communicable diseases.

100% repayment rate
$11,625 in 34 loans
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Dennis Gichana

Nairobi, Kenya

13 months on Zip
Individual

There are many people out there who need loan to advance their business but can not access it from banks.This are the ones that i want to bring to board.

100% repayment rate
$3,500 in 19 loans
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Wycliffe Munialo

Nairobi, Kenya

11 months on Zip
Individual

being a trustee its a greater chance to share the love of God by helping others grow in a positive way in their business through endorsing them to get loans that are zero percent savings,interest, paperwork and security. I leave in a community where people are struggling with unemployment yet th...

100% repayment rate
$3,375 in 19 loans
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Osmond Ndegwa

Kiambu , Kenya

6 months on Zip
Individual

I am currently working with a group young men and women and when I see how they are strangling to bring food on the table for their families I just hope if there is anything I could do to change their lives.
When I had about kiva zip I knew then that here is some for this needy group. I hope I q...

100% repayment rate
$2,875 in 18 loans
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The Barack H. Obama Foundation

N'giya, Kenya

4 months on Zip
Charitable 501(c) non-profit

Alleviate proverty and provide economic empowerment to the community locally and globally.

100% repayment rate
$2,625 in 16 loans
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The Turning Point Trust

Nairobi, Kenya

3 months on Zip
Non-Governmental Organisation

We have been helping families get on their feet by providing interest free loans starting at Kshs 2,000/= (23 Us dollar) to start-up small businesses that will help them generate income and allow them take their children to school, buy food and clothes for the family.
We have reached a point whe...

100% repayment rate
$2,000 in 13 loans
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

17 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
$49,500 in 11 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Akili Holdings Ltd

Nairobi, Kenya

22 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

15 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

8 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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Kanyada Youth Centre For Change

Homa Bay, Kenya

1 month on Zip
Community Based Organization

To network with other organizations, and to empower group members and the community for a better future.

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Sonya Undugu Initiative

Nairobi, Kenya

2 months on Zip
Self Help Group

I am hopping to create opportunities for people who are less privileged especially in the slum areas so that they could be economically/finacially viable and stable.

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Irwin Mukonyole

Nairobi Kenya, Kenya

1 month on Zip
Individual

I have been working with a micro finance institution for the last 4 years. I have all along been interacting with business people. There is a cleague of business people always left out in funding because of their small size yet they have potential to grow. i wish to mediate in the same

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Abha Light Foundation

Nairobi, Kenya

1 month 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
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Frank Buchanan

Nairobi, Kenya

0 months on Zip
Individual

Because I want to help the small retailers I work with gain access to low-interest capital in order to keep their businesses going after the fire that ravaged their market (Gikomba) last week.

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Barrio Planners - Los Angeles Business Source Center

Los Angeles, CA

20 months on Zip
Economic Development

Currently, we offer free consulting workshops to local entrepreneurs and businesses in the eastern region of the City of Los Angeles. At our office in Boyle Heights, our staff provides a variety of consulting such assisting clients with formulating business plans and strategies to start and/or g...

100% repayment rate
$50,500 in 8 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Urban Innovation21

Pittsburgh, PA

13 months on Zip
Non-profit Economic Development

Urban Innovation21 is working to train successful entrepreneurs in some of our region’s most underserved communities who can ultimately become suppliers to or can create support businesses to our region’s successful innovation economy ecosystem. Our training and micro-enterprise grants work to ...

100% repayment rate
$30,500 in 8 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Odhiambo Vincent Owino

Nairobi, Kenya

12 months on Zip
Individual

Someone saw the potential and believed in me and gave me the opportunity. I feel I should give a chance to someone who needs an opportunity to grow too.

100% repayment rate
$1,625 in 8 loans
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Centro Community Partners

Oakland, CA

24 months on Zip
Microenterprise Development Organization

We typically refer our entrepreneurs to local alternative lenders for funding. Becoming a Trustee will enable us to help our entrepreneurs obtain loans with more favorable conditions and allow our community to participate in the funding of these community-based businesses.

100% repayment rate
$70,000 in 7 loans
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