Trustee: Women's Initiative for Self-Employment

San Francisco, CA

Why are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
The mission of our Finanicial Services is to bring access to capital to graduates of our 11-week business training course who want to start or expand a small business or Microenterprise. Most of our graduates struggle to qualify for small business loans through traditional lending sources, therefore, we strive to establish formal linkages with financial institutions and other sources of capital in order to expand the lending and equity options available for our graduates. Kiva Zip offers a unique channel through which WI graduates can access capital and market there businesses.
What is the mission of your organization?
Our mission is to build the entrepreneurial capacity of women to overcome economic and social barriers and achieve self-sufficiency.
In the past, how effective have you been in achieving this mission?
Do you belong to any organizational networks -- nationally, regionally, or locally? If yes, please list.
How will you decide who to endorse as a borrower? What due diligence will you conduct?
How do you plan to support the borrower, both before and after the loan is disbursed?
How will you help us ensure that the loans you endorse have a significant and positive social impact?

About Women's Initiative for Self-Employment

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On Zip Since:
Nov 22, 2013
(16 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

Redwood City, CA
Disbursed Jan 8, 2014
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