Why are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
I want to help people find the resources necessary to follow their dreams.
What is the mission of your organization?
My motivation is to touch lives & make difference. As a Possibility & Positivity Consultant, I provide encouragement, support & resources to small businesses, non-profits and individuals who are starting something new or attempting to fix something in their organization that is "broken".
In the past, how effective have you been in achieving this mission?
It's hard to measure ... lives touched and differences made ... in a tangible way. My professional life is full of successes that are validated by goals met, money raised and impact made to the communities I live in.
Do you belong to any organizational networks -- nationally, regionally, or locally? If yes, please list.
I participate in a variety of professional & social networks including several chambers of commerce, Women In Networking, leads groups & other loosely organized groups of entrepreneurs & business people.
How will you decide who to endorse as a borrower? What due diligence will you conduct?
As a Possibility & Positivity Consultant, I work with organizations & individuals in establishing viable business plans and/or strategic plans for growth. Some of the borrowers I will endorse will be past or present clients. Others will be people that I know through my networks who have demonstrated to me that they have integrity & a solid work ethic. In all cases, I will review their business plan for viability and realistic achievement before making an endorsement.
How do you plan to support the borrower, both before and after the loan is disbursed?
Any borrowers that I endorse will receive my support & encouragement as they implement their plans that are funded by Kiva Zip. I will meet with them regularly to be sure they are on track with the implementation of their plans and offer assistance when appropriate in meeting their goals.
How will you help us ensure that the loans you endorse have a significant and positive social impact?
My focus will be on identifying borrowers who have ideas, products or services that they want to take to the marketplace that have limited resources or finances. In some cases, these will be new innovative offerings. In other cases, they will be chosen to support & encourage entrepreneurship in the local community. Business ownership and success impacts the lives of individuals & families in positive ways as well creating solid connections & relationships in communities.
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.
- 'Repayment badges' are awarded for the on-time repayment of loans.
- 'Connectedness badges' are awarded for engagement with the Kiva Zip website.