If you like the idea of Kiva and are interested in other ways that microfinance can be used to solve the world’s most pressing economic, social and environmental issues, then I encourage you to check out Yurtcozy.org. My friend and former Kiva Fellow Jennifer Gong finished her Kiva placement in Dar es Salaam and went on to work for this organization. They are pretty much exactly like Kiva, but focus on clean energy loans. Two of the loans listed on the site today are for solar lighting systems in Uganda and India. The third is for an energy efficient stove. By purchasing a carbon emissions reduction credit from a microentrepreneur, you can help reduce climate change.