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Trustee: The Root Cafe
Little Rock, AR
Why are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
Through food, education, and community, The Root Cafe is striving to make Little Rock and the South Main neighborhood a better place to live by creating a more just, sustainable, and delicious food system for central Arkansas. By working with Kiva Zip we hope to create opportunities for others in our community who share the same and other like-minded goals.
What is the mission of your organization?
Building Community Through Local Food!
Borrower Due Diligence
How will you decide who to endorse as a borrower? What due diligence will you conduct?
We seek to endorse borrowers whose business, organization, or project will make Little Rock a better place to live, with an eye specifically toward improving the local food system and the local hospitality industry.
Most borrowers will be people and organizations we know from the community; when this is not the case we will conduct a thorough investigation to understand background and motivation, personal and work history, and fiscal accountability and integrity. In both cases we will examine the merits of the proposed project and its potential for positive impact on the borrower and the community.
This is the type of organization that the Trustee is.
What are Trustee tiers?
Trustee tiers determine the number of endorsements a Trustee can make and what loan sizes they can endorse. All Trustees begin as a pilot and can advance in tier depending on their borrowers' repayment performance.
For for more information about Trustee tiers, visit: kivaushub.org/trustee-tiers
This is the location where the Trustee is based.
Trustee's time on Kiva
Time on Kiva shows the number of months a Trustee has been endorsing loans on Kiva for funding.
Kiva borrowers (direct loans)
This figure represents the total number of loans endorsed by this Trustee that have fundraised on Kiva.
Trustee's total loans
This figure includes the total amount of loans that this Trustee has endorsed. This excludes refunded loans.
Fundraising / raised
This figure represents the number of loans endorsed by this Trustee that are currently fundraising or fully funded.
Paying back on time
This figure represents the number of loans endorsed by this Trustee that are currently paying back on their repayment schedule.
Trustee's loans paying back late
This figure represents the number of loans endorsed by this Trustee that are currently paying back behind their repayment schedule.
Repaid in full
This figure represents the number of loans endorsed by this Trustee that have completed all repayments.
Trustee loans defaulted
This figure represents the number of loans endorsed by this Trustee that have ended in default.
Trustee repayment rate
This figure is the total amount of money currently collected by borrowers endorsed by this Trustee, divided by the total amount of money currently due from borrowers. This excludes payments made ahead of schedule.