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Hey everyone that has been sharing comments, insights and questions,

this is all super helpful and valuable. I have been trying to engage people on the ground to get Robert and his team to answer these questions and work on the project based on this rich feedback he's been getting.

Hopefully we will soon have more people from the team to join the challenge and interact with the OpenIDEO community to share more technical information, business concerns, plans and refinements made based on this feedback.

Thank you all so much for the feedback and patience,


Hi Shuting and Diana!

I really like your idea and the possibilities it brings.

I've been asked by the OpenIDEO team to help mentor ideas, and would love to work with you and the "P2P Lending for Green Energy" team if you'd be interested.

It seems that you have a lot of questions and that is a great start! Have you thought of networks you can contact and connect to try to find people on the ground that might have a closer connection with the borrowers? Maybe micro-financing institutions or banking institutions that serve your target market.

Is there a way you can prototype this idea with some friends and family? What would you need to put up a simple prototype of what that would look like? Maybe you just need to interface borrowers and lenders on an informal experiment without a platform. What would that look like and what are the challenges?

You also seem to have gathered a lot of feedback form community members here that could be added to the idea. What are the challenges on managing all this information and what help do you need to use this feedback to build on your idea?

I am really excited about this idea and I believe there is a lot of potential for great things to happen.

Let me know if you'd be interested in having me help serve as a mentor - look forward to hearing from you!