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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Victor Enrique received a loan from 2 team members to buy naranjilla plants and farming supplies, and to pay rent on his land.Only 28 hours left!$375 to go
Nora received a loan from Eleanor B to buy additional used clothes to sell like shorts, blouses, and more.Only 3 days left!$0 to go
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.Only 27 hours left!$625 to go
Only 3 days left!$0 to go
Brian received a loan from Eleanor B to purchase sacks of sugar, salt, maize flour and mobile money.$450 to goLend Now
Njara Tweyombeke Group received a loan from Eleanor B to buy farm inputs such as manure and mulching materials to apply on her banana plantation.$700 to goLend Now
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Gerald Calex received a loan from 2 team members to buy three packs of American clothing.Only 3 hours left!$125 to go
Mujeres Comerciantes Group received a loan from 3 team members to buy boxes of toys and collectibles.Only 13 hours left!$1,425 to go
Luzviminda received a loan from 2 team members to buy fertilizers and other farm supplies.
$200 to goLend Now
Charles received a loan from 5 team members to buy banana stems for replanting to boost production.Only 41 hours left!$300 to go
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|#10 for Amount Funded (Last Month)|
Rankings In Common Interest Category
|#2 for New Users (This Month)|
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|#6 for Amount Funded (This Month)|
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