ECDI Cincinnati

ECDI & the WBC are KIVA Trustees!

Kiva is a global non-profit based in San Franciso. KIVA provides 0% interest loans for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the United States through crowd-funding. The three principles are expanding access to capital, lowering the cost of capital, and connecting entrepreneurs with a global community.  Are you in the Cincinnati area? ECDI and the WBC are KIVA Trustees! Trustees are organizations that publicly vouch for entrepreneurs in their community for the KIVA Loan. In order to receive the LISC match, a borrower must be endorsed by a local LISC-Approved trustee. Trustees (ECDI & WBC Cincinnati) are KIVA and LISC's partners in the field.

Contact: Ella Frye


ECDI is excited to announce our expansion into the Cincinnati market!

Spearheading the Women's Business Center in Cincinnati is Ella Frye, as Executive Director. In her role, Ella will launch the Cincinnati office, promoting ECDI lending and training services, establishing relationships with community members, raising company awareness, and of course disbursing loans!
Ella comes to ECDI with 30 years of professional experience in economic development, small business development and consulting.
We are excited to welcome her to ECDI, and optimistic about her ability to make an impact in the Cincinnati marketplace!