Trustee: Bi-Rite Market

San Francisco, CA


Why are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
To help support more entrepreneurship, especially in the food sector.
What is the mission of your organization?
Our mission is Creating Community through Food. We believe that food does more than nourish: food brings people together. We think it’s our responsibility to build meaningful relationships with each part of our extended family; the food we make and sell connects our staff, our guests, our producers and the environment. In this way, we “create community through food”.

Borrower Due Diligence

How will you decide who to endorse as a borrower? What due diligence will you conduct?
I would not endorse anybody I have not had a prior business relationship with. Ideally, I will be supporting a network of producers we currently do business with so we can be a constant resource of sales, feedback and information for them. I would want only endorse those that are excellent at what they do, have shown the ability to commit, to communicate effectively, and to serve their community. I would want to know how they plan to use the loan, to see their proforma so I can understand how the loan will help grow their business and to see how they plan to repay it.

About Bi-Rite Market

Trustee type: Grocery Store
Tier: Third
Location: San Francisco, CA
Time on Kiva: June 8, 2013 (44 months)
Total loans: $47,500
Paying on time: Not enough data
Paying back late: Not enough data


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