Kiva Zip 2015 Annual Review
2015 was an incredible year for our Kiva Zip team. We crowdfunded $4.7M of 0% interest loans to 811 small business owners throughout the United States, most of whom were ethnic minorities, and most of whom were women. We enjoyed some great press coverage in TechCrunch, FastCompany and the Wall Street Journal, and launched our Kiva City program in Milwaukee, San Francisco, and December -- with special guest President Bill Clinton!
Even more importantly, we are proud of the movement we are building, and the community that we are cultivating. In 2015, that community consisted of 39,014 lenders who made loans, 811 entrepreneurs who borrowed money to launch or grow their businesses, 284 trustees who vouched for a borrower, 11 full-time employees, 68 wonderful interns and fellows, and dozens of generous donors and loan matching sponsors.
In this annual review, we articulate why we do what we do, and highlight some of our most memorable moments from the last 12 months. Click the image below to see the full annual review.