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We loan because...
progress is stepping back from planetary boundaries and toward meeting folks' basic needs. Many Kiva loans do both. You will find those loans here on Climate Pilots. The best one awaiting your support right now is the current Team Loan on www.kiva.org/lend?lenderFavorite=3944401 Runners up are listed on www.kiva.org/lend?lenderFavorite=2716277

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Newcomers, please ask questions. We are learning together.

We have funded some terrific loans. African Clean Energy (ACE) is selling a new product. They are financing $130 solar cookstoves over 14 months to off-grid folks who were using inefficient wood or charcoal fires. The potential market is huge, billions of folks. If ACE can scale up, their stoves could help as much as solar.

Baobab+ is another fabulous field partner. Their goal is to sell on installments solar lights to all 600 million off-grid Africans. Their solar kits are cheaper, cleaner, better than kerosene, generators or candles. We funded several dozen of their sales in little while ago and now are waiting for them to sell more.

Kiva's bread and butter loans are fabulous also. The used clothing dealers are part of a global recycling system. And they empower the poorest with self-employment. And they meet basic needs of the most humble of humanity. Kiva and the other microlenders are the best at helping people help themselves.

Reducing food waste is a huge climate solution according to Project Drawdow. Refrigerators for small food vendors reduce food waste. In Kiva countries, most folks don't have a fridge and depend on the corner store for perishables and ice. Small silos for subsistence farmers help them keep the wet and mice out of their stored food.

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  • Victor Enrique
    Ecuador
    Victor Enrique received a loan from 2 team members to buy naranjilla plants and farming supplies, and to pay rent on his land.
    Eleanor B Joseph
     Only 28 hours left! 
    $375 to go
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  • Nora
    Philippines
    Nora received a loan from Eleanor B to buy additional used clothes to sell like shorts, blouses, and more.
    Eleanor B
     Only 3 days left! 
    $0 to go
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  • Seleyda Grisel
    Nicaragua
    Seleyda Grisel received a loan from 3 team members to purchase pineapples, pitayas, sugar, fish, shrimp, spoons, and lemons, and to repair a freezer where she stores her product.
    Eleanor B Joseph Annegret
     Only 27 hours left! 
    $625 to go
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  • Marlyn
    Philippines
    Marlyn received a loan from Eleanor B to buy used clothes to sell.
    Eleanor B
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  • Brian
    Uganda
    Brian received a loan from Eleanor B to purchase sacks of sugar, salt, maize flour and mobile money.
    Eleanor B
    $450 to go
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  • Shanie
    Philippines
    Shanie received a loan from Eleanor B to buy additional pawid to sell for her business.
    Eleanor B
    $225 to go
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  • Gerald Calex
    Nicaragua
    Gerald Calex received a loan from 2 team members to buy three packs of American clothing.
    Eleanor B Joseph
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    $125 to go
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  • Luzviminda
    Philippines
    Luzviminda received a loan from 2 team members to buy fertilizers and other farm supplies.
    Eleanor B Joseph
  • Mylyn
    Philippines
    Mylyn received a loan from Eleanor B to buy additional nipa to sell for her business.
    Eleanor B
    $200 to go
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  • Charles
    Uganda
    Charles received a loan from 5 team members to buy banana stems for replanting to boost production.
    Eleanor B Teresa Joseph Jan Heather
     Only 41 hours left! 
    $300 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,960
Team Members
$714,200
Amount Funded
15,868
Loans
8.1
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#3 for New Users (This Month)
#4 for New Users (Last Month)
#10 for Amount Funded (Last Month)

Rankings In Common Interest Category

#2 for New Users (This Month)
#2 for New Users (Last Month)
#6 for Amount Funded (This Month)
#4 for Amount Funded (Last Month)