Our Trustees

Kiva Trustees source entrepreneurs they believe in and publicly endorse them as borrowers on the Kiva 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 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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1301 Matching Trustees
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Organic Health Response

Kitawi Beach, Kenya

39 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 37 loans
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Build Institute

Detroit, Wayne County, MI

31 months on Zip
Non-profit

We have developed and helped train a network of remarkable, disciplined small businesses, who are right in the sweet spot for Kiva Zip in terms of business mission, financial need and ability to repay.

99% repayment rate.
$126,450 in 23 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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Elizabeth A. Ebei Joywo Chairlady of Active Women's Group) - 023

Turkana - Kenya, Kenya

20 months on Zip
Women Group

Am hoping to create opportunities for the women in Soweto,Lodwar, Turkana County.For these women to be able to access financial support for the growth of their small business.

100% repayment rate.
$3,500 in 20 loans
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The Unity Council has a longstanding history of support for small business owners in the Fruitvale Business Improvement District, Fruitvale Transit Village, and at Fruitvale Public Market. We would like to be able to offer another tool to our diverse neighborhood, full of potential small business...

95% repayment rate.
$57,850 in 12 loans
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Northern Virginia Family Service

Falls Church, VA

40 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.
$93,000 in 18 loans
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Friends United For Development

Nairobi, Kenya

22 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

20 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 19 loans
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Centro Community Partners

Oakland, CA

51 months on Zip
Microenterprise Development Organization

We typically refer our entrepreneurs to local alternative lenders for funding. Becoming a Trustee will enable us to help our entrepreneurs obtain loans with more favorable conditions and allow our community to participate in the funding of these community-based businesses.

100% repayment rate.
$145,800 in 17 loans
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Mary Sawe (Joywo Chairlady of Chamyet Gaa A) - 027

Uasin gishu, Kenya

17 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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Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society (CANAS)

Little Rock, AR

40 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.
$90,950 in 12 loans
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CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Nairobi, Kenya

26 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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Southwest Initiative Foundation

Hutchinson, MN

44 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.
$52,950 in 11 loans
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Scode ltd

Nakuru, Kenya

27 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.
$1,500 in 11 loans
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Terry Frishman

New York, New York (NY)

11 months on Zip
Individual

To help aspiring and more established food entrepreneurs have access to interest-free loans to be able to move their culinary businesses forward, ideally with a meaningful mission and quality offerings.

100% repayment rate.
$67,000 in 8 loans
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La Cocina

San Francisco, CA

53 months on Zip
Nonprofit Business Incubator for Food Businesses

La Cocina's mission is to provide resources and opportunities to entrepreneurs so that they can make a living doing what they love to do. We want to be a trustee on Kiva Zip so that we can expand the ways that we are able to connect entrepreneurs to the resources they need to launch and grow thei...

100% repayment rate.
$76,500 in 10 loans
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Akili Holdings Ltd

Nairobi, Kenya

49 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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Justin Renfro

San Francisco, CA

47 months on Zip
Individual

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.

100% repayment rate.
$74,000 in 9 loans
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Matibabu Foundation

Nairobi, Kenya

42 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

35 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