What Is OpenTabs?

OpenTabs is a non-profit with a free web browser extension that allows you to passively help a good cause by simply opening new tabs. The funds we collect go towards providing poverty-reducing microloans, and once repaid, we use the same funds to protect rainforests around the world. This ensures that every tab you open goes towards fighting both poverty and climate change.

Turn your new tab page into a force of good with OpenTabs.

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How does it work?

OpenTabs replaces your default new tab page and includes cool features such as an improved layout and stunning background pictures. We place a couple of banner advertisements in the corner and raise about 1/10 of a cent per tab, equivalent to about 1 tree saved. Think of how many tabs you open in a day, month, or year, and multiply that by everyone that has a browser! Making an impact has never been easier.

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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 as small as $25 (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. By opening tabs, you can now raise funds towards providing microloans and lifting families out of poverty.

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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.

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