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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 Runners up are listed on

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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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  • Pawame
    Pawame received a loan from 53 team members to provide last-mile solar powered electricity to rural, low-income households in Kenya.
    Tom Katie Detlef Michele E John Ömer sonja Jeff Luis Default lender image Libby Dave Christina Ben Kyle Philip Default lender image Sanja William Rene Kathleen Rich Ralf Michael Ole Sparbuch Erhard Raúl Stephan Jeffrey Klasse10Ra Metropolsolar Linda Jeff & Ness Brock Default lender image Eleanor B Martijn Energieblogger Martin Mark Selena Karen Andreas Daniel Robb Margaret Mahdi Erhard Tom Carol Mouselady Tim Nikolaus
    $150,325 to go
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  • Vladimir
    Vladimir received a loan from 4 team members to stock up on inventory of used winter clothes so this member of the vulnerable Roma community can continue his activity and keep providing for his family.
    Eleanor B Shelagh Katja Elisabeth
     Only 3 days left! 
    $925 to go
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  • Alexia
    United States
    Alexia received a loan from Jes which helps to obtain a building to house and expand services to include childcare.
    $3,500 to go
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  • Linet's Group
    Linet's Group received a loan from Graham Gochneaur to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the upcoming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.
    Graham Gochneaur
    $250 to go
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