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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Twitule 1 Group received a loan from 9 team members to buy a portable solar-powered irrigation pump.$925 to goLend Now
Las Emprendedoras Group received a loan from Heinz to purchase vegetables, meat, seasonings, greens, and other products, and a variety of beverages to sell.$2,350 to goLend Now
Sarah received a loan from 2 team members restock the shop and also add M-Pesa float.Only 4 days left!$325 to go
Mary received a loan from 3 team members to support her to buy more secondhand clothes to sell.$1,175 to goLend Now
Gerardo Mauricio received a loan from 2 team members to buy plants and agricultural supplies to improve his production of naranjilla.$950 to goLend Now
Jorgelyn received a loan from 2 team members to buy additional seaweeds to sell.$375 to goLend Now
Alonso received a loan from 3 team members to buy inputs for supporting his cultivation of mamón chino trees.Only 4 days left!$1,175 to go
Juan Martin received a loan from 4 team members to maintain his olive crop so he has a more productive yield.Only 3 days left!$475 to go
Kulbara received a loan from 5 team members to pay for field work to grow organic beans.$600 to goLend Now
Manuchehr received a loan from richard to purchase a refrigerator and an air conditioner for his grocery store.Only 35 hours left!$400 to go
Junaity received a loan from 5 team members to buy seaweeds and other materials for her business.$175 to goLend Now
Rami received a loan from 4 team members to buy a solar system for his family house to reduce the use of electricity and get hot water.$1,250 to goLend Now
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Rankings Across All Teams
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|#5 for Amount Funded (This Month)|
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Rankings In Common Interest Category
|#2 for New Users (This Month)|
|#2 for New Users (Last Month)|
|#3 for Amount Funded (This Month)|
|#3 for Amount Funded (Last Month)|
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