Inspired by micro-lending groups like Kiva, Ari and his sister-in-law Stephanie Klempner came up with the Pollination Project. "I wanted to up the ante. I make more money than I need, and I don't want more toys," Ari explained. Starting January 1st, Ari will be giving away $1,000 a day for a year to people who have transformative projects that need a bit of money to get started. In his words, he's matching their sweat with his capital.
The biggest problem Ari has right now is finding the right people to fund. That's where you, Boston.com Green Blog reader, come in. Do you have a project that needs some seed money to get started?
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