Become an advocate for small businesses and help them succeed
Kiva Trustees help business owners in their network to learn about Kiva and publicly vouch for them in order to help them access Kiva’s 0% interest microloans.
Kiva Trustees are typically small business technical assistance providers, community development corporations, chambers of commerce, and other groups committed to supporting entrepreneurs in our region.
With their help, small business owners access 0% interest crowdfunded loans through Kiva. Over 50 individuals and agencies in the Pittsburgh area have stepped up to serve as Kiva Trustees.
Spread the Word about Kiva - Trustees let entrepreneurs in their community know that they can take advantage of a Kiva loan.
Vouch for Creditworthiness - A Trustee is not financially responsible for the borrower, but should be confident in the borrower's business plan and character.
Help Ensure Success - Trustees advise borrowers throughout the application, fundraising, and repayment processes.
Increase the exposure - Trustee profile pages showcase each organization and their impact to date, and are visible to Kiva’s lenders around the world.
Track impact over time - Trustees can track and share data on the loans they endorse to communicate their impact to their network, award committees, and funders.
Invest in your community - By helping entrepreneurs gain access to funding to start or grow a business, Trustees have the chance to make an integral impact in their communities.