Kiva Zip's Bay Area, 2013


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  • # of borrowers in bay area# of trustees# of lendersAmount lent ($)# of connections
  • Economic Development Organizations Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)Renaissance Entrepreneurship CenterWomen's InitiativePacific Community VenturesSan Francisco Small Business Development CenterUrban SolutionsCentro Community PartnersYouth SEED
  • Government The City of San FranciscoThe City of OaklandDistrict 2 Supervisor Mark FarrellDistrict 5 Supervisor London BreedDistrict 9 Supervisor David Campos
  • Community-Based Organizations San Francisco LGBT Community CenterThe Family Independence InitiativeThe Native American Health CenterOaklandishCalifornia Made Mercantile
  • Local Food Spaces La CocinaCalifornia Farm LinkBi RiteQuesada Gardens InitiativeMandela MarketplaceThe Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), Lola Bee’s HarvestLa Victoria Bakery
  • Kiva Zip's Bay Area, 2013

    1. 1. We’ve fully funded Partnered with 94 52 entrepreneurs in the Bay Area Trustees that have endorsed entrepreneurs on Kiva Zip Raising over With a repayment rate of $624,000 with over 5,000 lenders 91.2%
    2. 2. Victor raised $5,000 on Kiva Zip to open his first coffee shop in the Mission. He was endorsed by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) After he repaid his first loan, he then raised $10,000 to start his second coffee shop Victor became a Trustee and endorsed 5 entrepreneurs in the Mission Kiva Zip funneled $54,000 of capital to Victor and his community, funded by over 600 lenders around the country
    3. 3. Toni and Sheila are a mother-daughter combo with a cookie store in the Fillmore. They were endorsed by Urban Solutions that supports entrepreneurs in the Western Addition They used a $5,000 loan to purchase their cookie ingredients in bulk. 186 lenders supported their cookie store in less than three weeks They’ve since been nominated as one of the best chocolate chip cookies in the country
    4. 4. Tulio was incarcerated at San Quentin prison and joined an entrepreneurship program, The Last Mile Upon his release, he started a non profit that aims to provide resources and support to others upon their release from prison He used a $5,000 Kiva Zip loan to launch his website and was funded by 40 lenders around the world
    5. 5. Anna owns a peroshki business in Bernal Heights and used a $5,000 loan to purchase a used van so she could cater events. She was co-endorsed by Centro Community Partners and La Cocina She repaid her first loan and then applied for a $25,000 loan to open her first storefront in the Haight Her $25,000 loan was funded in 5 weeks by 497 lenders
    6. 6. Partners in Economic Development
    7. 7. Government Partners Supervisors Farrell, Campos, and Breed
    8. 8. Community Partners
    9. 9. Supporting Local Food
    10. 10. Technology Partners
    11. 11. It’s been a great year for getting the word out about Kiva Zip… P. Kevin Morley/Times-Dispatch Senator Mark Warner helps to launch Kiva Zip in Richmond, VA in July Kiva Zip borrower Anna Tvelova on the front page of the SF Chronicle Forbes announces a partnership between Kiva Zip and Etsy Oakland Local celebrates the City of Oakland becoming a Kiva Zip trustee Bill Clinton announces Kiva Zip’s launch in Little Rock, Arkansas Senator Cory Booker & Kiva President Premal Shah launch Kiva Zip in Newark NBC coverage of Kiva Zip’s first loans in Flint, Michigan
    12. 12. There are 12 entrepreneurs in the Bay Area, right now, that are currently fundraising! …go support them!
    13. 13. Know someone that could benefit from a Kiva Zip loan? Email us at