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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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  • Sula
    Uganda
    Sula received a loan from Eleanor B to buy fertilizer and pesticides to boost production.
    Eleanor B
     Only 45 hours left! 
    $275 to go
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  • Teresa
    Philippines
    Teresa received a loan from 2 team members to buy additional stocks of nipa roofing to sell.
    Eleanor B Erhard
    $200 to go
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  • Domingos
    Timor-Leste
    Domingos received a loan from Eleanor B to buy more second-hand clothing to resell at his clothing store.
    Eleanor B
     Only 30 hours left! 
    $125 to go
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  • Bidhaa Sasa
    Kenya
    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.
    Vicki Floris Jason Margaret Nathan Lukas Rosenstock Isabel David Johnson Susan Eleanor B Alison Jeff Kurt Jeffrey Lisa Nancy Erhard Friedemann Naturschutzzentrum Metropolsolar Eugene & Sharon Richard Richard Timothy Sparbuch Erhard HEG Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft eG Greg and Julie kim David Deryn Dr. Ed and Harriet Griffith Catherine
    $125,375 to go
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  • Levi
    Uganda
    Levi received a loan from Eleanor B to buy land and expand his banana plantation.
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    $500 to go
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  • José Hernán
    El Salvador
    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.
    Eleanor B
    $375 to go
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  • Flor
    Philippines
    Flor received a loan from Eleanor B to buy fertilizers and other farm supplies.
    Eleanor B
    $150 to go
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  • Victor
    Timor-Leste
    Victor received a loan from Eleanor B to buy second-hand clothing for his business.
    Eleanor B
     Only 2 days left! 
    $775 to go
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  • Obed
    Uganda
    Obed received a loan from Eleanor B to buy fertilizers for his banana and tomato gardens.
    Eleanor B
    $775 to go
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  • Veronica
    Kenya
    Veronica received a loan from Eleanor B to purchase quality farm inputs, such as fertilizers, to improve her banana crop.
    Eleanor B
    $925 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

1,948
Team Members
$708,650
Amount Funded
15,792
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)
#5 for Amount Funded (This Month)
#4 for Amount Funded (Last Month)