For decades, there have been limited ways to champion the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources. We’ve been educated on the importance of modifying our individual consumer behavior and advocating for sustainable energy policies. Now, crowdfunding offers all of us a new way to protect our shared environment and engage in the expansion of renewable and sustainable energy sources worldwide.
“Our environment is a shared public trust belonging to everyone, the responsibility to protect that trust is also shared,” said Premal Shah, President and co-founder of Kiva. “We can take steps to protect our environment by changing our own behavior, but the reality is that clean renewable energy is out of reach for the vast majority of those who need it most. Now, with crowdfunding, we have the opportunity to come together to support a cause that affects all of us, one microloan at a time.”
Through Kiva, anyone with an Internet connection can make a loan as little as $25 to the borrower of their choice on Kiva.org. Kiva’s community of 900,000 individual lenders are crowdfunding more than $2.2 million in loans per week and a total of $420 million since the nonprofit’s founding in 2005.