FIGHT POVERTY &
CLIMATE CHANGE
BY OPENING TABS

How does it work?

OpenTabs is a non-profit browser extension that replaces your tabbing page into a force of good. Through banner advertisements on your tabbing page, we raise funds towards providing poverty-reducing microloans. Once repaid, we use the same funds to protect rainforests around the world (we save 1 tree for every 10 tabs you open).

Award-Winning Startup

Finalist

Social Tech Accelerator

Finalist

Jacobs Startup Competition

Winner

Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Participant

Young People With Solutions

Recipient

Google AdGrant

Trees Saved

125,126

Hectares Saved

24

Saving Rainforests

Rainforests are the lungs of the Earth, they absorb 30% of our carbon emissions and are home to 90% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. But each day, nearly 70,000 acres are lost from agricultural development and logging, threatening countless species with extinction. Tropical deforestation accounts for up to 15% of net global carbon emissions each year. This is equivalent to every car, truck, bus, plane ship and train on the planet combined.

We are partnering with Rainforest Trust to protect our rainforests, help prevent deforestation and decrease global emissions. By simply opening tabs, you can help raise funds to save rainforests and fight climate change. Halting tropical deforestation and allowing for regrowth could mitigate up to 50% of net global emissions through 2050. We must act now.

Microloans Provided

107

Countries

18

Providing Microloans

Worldwide, a staggering 1.7 billion adults are unbanked, with a disproportionate 56% of whom are women in developing countries. Through platforms such as Kiva, we provide microloans (typically lasting 8-18 months and receiving no interest) to help individuals break from the poverty trap. Microloans are essential in helping the financially excluded to start and grow their businesses (be it a shop or a farm for example) or improve their living conditions (by building a sanitary toilet or a solar powered stove for example).

Microloans are a helping hand in empowering struggling individuals to create new opportunities for themselves as well as their families and communities. They are a very sustainable form of aid because once repaid, they can be loaned out countless of times and have an immense ripple effect.

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