Kiva Lending Team: Climate Pilots
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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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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Teresa received a loan from 2 team members to buy additional stocks of nipa roofing to sell.$200 to goLend Now
Domingos received a loan from Eleanor B to buy more second-hand clothing to resell at his clothing store.Only 30 hours left!$125 to go
Bidhaa Sasa received a loan from 32 team members to provide last mile electricity, sanitation, clean cooking & water solutions to rural East Africans during COVID-19 and beyond.$125,375 to goLend Now
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José Hernán received a loan from Eleanor B to buy a fridge to keep the seafood he sells in good condition. He will also pay for repairs to his motorcycle, which he uses for making sales.$375 to goLend Now
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Veronica received a loan from Eleanor B to purchase quality farm inputs, such as fertilizers, to improve her banana crop.$925 to goLend Now
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|#2 for New Users (This Month)|
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|#5 for Amount Funded (This Month)|
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