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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1225 Matching Trustees
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Nelly Mulema

Nairobi, Kenya

22 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
$9,900 in 50 loans
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Organic Health Response

Kitawi Beach, Kenya

34 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
$5,250 in 36 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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Grace A. E. (JOYWO Chairlady of Jitahidi Women Group) - 023

Turkana - Kenya, Kenya

14 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
$3,275 in 19 loans
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Northern Virginia Family Service

Falls Church, VA

35 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
$72,000 in 18 loans
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Friends United For Development

Nairobi, Kenya

17 months on Zip
Individual

We really want to become one of your trustees because in our Organization we have couple of projects, and one of the project called Logistics(voluntary savings and loaning). This project is for supporting young women and youths to start small scale business in Mukuru Slums.. so far so good, we h...

100% repayment rate
$3,350 in 18 loans
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Fridah L. (JOYWO Chairlady of Elshadai Fgck Women's Group) - 023

Turkana, Kenya

15 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
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Mary Sawe (Joywo Chairlady of Chamyet Gaa A) - 027

Uasin gishu, Kenya

12 months on Zip
NGO

I am hoping to give opportunity to the members of my group to benefit from kiva zip loans. In a way that will impact them positively.

100% repayment rate
$2,825 in 17 loans
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Urban Solutions

San Francisco, CA

50 months on Zip
NonProft, Technical Assistance and Business Development

To help remove barriers of access to capital so that low to moderate income individuals can start businesses and to help identify new financial products to this population that will provide them an opportunity to rebuild their credit histories and start or expand a business.

100% repayment rate
$40,000 in 12 loans
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CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Nairobi, Kenya

21 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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Scode ltd

Nakuru, Kenya

22 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
$1,250 in 11 loans
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Akili Holdings Ltd

Nairobi, Kenya

44 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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Southwest Initiative Foundation

Hutchinson, MN

39 months on Zip
Community Foundation

The Southwest Initiative Foundation is a single connection offering unlimited possibilities to grow and promote people, businesses, entrepreneurs and communities in rural southwest Minnesota. We believe that being a Trustee will be a great way for us to continue to build community and create entr...

100% repayment rate
$43,000 in 10 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Matibabu Foundation

Nairobi, Kenya

37 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

30 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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Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society (CANAS)

Little Rock, AR

35 months on Zip
Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

So that we may act as a conduit for growing our local food economy here in Central Arkansas. As a trustee of Kiva, we aim to connect enterprising folks with the funds they need to scale up food and goods production or simply repair a greenhouse.

100% repayment rate
$83,450 in 10 loans
1 loan fundraising now!
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Dorcas C ( JOYWO Chairlday of Supanova Womens' Group) 027

Uasin Gishu, Kenya

17 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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Alice C (JOYWO Chairlady of Toloek Womens' Group) 027

Eldoret, Kenya

16 months on Zip
NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

i am a chair lady of a group and so by becoming a trustee i will be endorsing members from my group for the kiva-zip loan that will enable them change their lives by improving their projects

100% repayment rate
$1,250 in 10 loans
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Isabella Mburu (JOYWO Chairlady of Wise Women Group) 027

Eldoret, Kenya

17 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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Eclah (JOYWO Chairlady Kapkener Womens' Group) 027

Uasin Gishu, Kenya

16 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