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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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Team Activity

  • Twitule 1 Group
    Malawi
    Twitule 1 Group received a loan from 9 team members to buy a portable solar-powered irrigation pump.
    Heinz richard John HEG Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft eG Erhard Heather Andreas Eleanor B Georg Salvamoser Preis 2021
    $925 to go
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  • Las Emprendedoras Group
    Paraguay
    Las Emprendedoras Group received a loan from Heinz to purchase vegetables, meat, seasonings, greens, and other products, and a variety of beverages to sell.
    Heinz
    $2,350 to go
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  • Sarah
    Kenya
    Sarah received a loan from 2 team members restock the shop and also add M-Pesa float.
    richard Eleanor B
     Only 4 days left! 
    $325 to go
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  • Mary
    Kenya
    Mary received a loan from 3 team members to support her to buy more secondhand clothes to sell.
    richard Annegret Eleanor B
    $1,175 to go
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  • Gerardo Mauricio
    Ecuador
    Gerardo Mauricio received a loan from 2 team members to buy plants and agricultural supplies to improve his production of naranjilla.
    richard Eleanor B
    $950 to go
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  • Jorgelyn
    Philippines
    Jorgelyn received a loan from 2 team members to buy additional seaweeds to sell.
    richard Eleanor B
    $375 to go
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  • Alonso
    Costa Rica
    Alonso received a loan from 3 team members to buy inputs for supporting his cultivation of mamón chino trees.
    richard Eleanor B John
     Only 4 days left! 
    $1,175 to go
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  • Juan Martin
    Peru
    Juan Martin received a loan from 4 team members to maintain his olive crop so he has a more productive yield.
    richard Eleanor B Susan Melissa
     Only 3 days left! 
    $475 to go
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  • Kulbara
    Kyrgyzstan
    Kulbara received a loan from 5 team members to pay for field work to grow organic beans.
    richard Jeanine Annegret Eileen Eleanor B
    $600 to go
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  • Manuchehr
    Tajikistan
    Manuchehr received a loan from richard to purchase a refrigerator and an air conditioner for his grocery store.
    richard
     Only 35 hours left! 
    $400 to go
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  • Junaity
    Philippines
    Junaity received a loan from 5 team members to buy seaweeds and other materials for her business.
    richard Jeanine Andrew Shelagh Eleanor B
    $175 to go
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  • Rami
    Palestine
    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.
    richard Ahmed Margaret Andrew
    $1,250 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

2,860
Team Members
$1,527,765
Amount Funded
44,451
Loans
15.5
Loans per member

Rankings Across All Teams

#7 for New Users (This Month)
#8 for New Users (Last Month)
#5 for Amount Funded (This Month)
#10 for Amount Funded (Last Month)

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)