Trustee: Justin Renfro

Volunteer at Kiva

San Francisco, CA

Why are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
I want to become a trustee because I feel strongly about helping those in my community that could benefit from the Kiva Zip program. I'm confident that we have a very strong model that can have a sizable impact for the entrepreneurs that we work with.
Tell us about your profession or other relevant background.
I started my career in San Francisco working at LinkedIn and am currently volunteering with Kiva on the US Zip team. I studied entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona and have been involved with a bunch of small ventures over the years.
Do you belong to any professional networks -- nationally, regionally, or locally? If yes, please list.
I work with a network of organizations that are partnered with Kiva. It's my role to drive trustee adoption across the United States.
How will you decide who to endorse as a borrower? What due diligence will you conduct?
I will endorse borrowers who have a solid business plan, strong character, and a specific use for a loan on Kiva. I understand the types of entrepreneurs and micro-businesses that are the right fit for Kiva, and will choose to endorse borrowers that fit a specific criteria.
How do you plan to support the borrower, both before and after the loan is disbursed?
I plan on becoming a central resource for borrowers, in case they need any type of assistance. Due to the existing relationships we have with organizations in San Francisco I am confident that I can be a valuable portal of information for the borrowers I endorse.
How will you help us ensure that the loans you endorse have a significant and positive social impact?
I want to focus my time on entrepreneurs that need this loan for a significant reason. Based on the use of the loan, I will be able to strategically pick the entrepreneurs that are best fit for the Kiva program.

About Justin Renfro

Trustee Type:
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On Zip Since:
Aug 24, 2012
(31 months)
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What are Trustee Badges?

Trustee Badges are a system designed to recognize and reward trustees’ engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

There are two types of badges that are tiered like medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

  1. 'Repayment badges' are awarded for the on-time repayment of loans.
  2. 'Connectedness badges' are awarded for engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

Most Recent Endorsements

Little Rock, AR
Disbursed Feb 18, 2014
Daly City, CA
Disbursed Oct 9, 2012
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