$1Million Match Day - Kiva's biggest lending day

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  1. canucklehead
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    Kiva has launched for July 10th (starting PDT) a goal to lend the most money ever in a single lending day. To help the loans made grow, they are matching all loans made today up to $1M. It would be great if everyone could help spread the word, person-to-person, call-a-friend, social media.
    http://www.kiva.org/lend?matched=on..._term=lend&utm_campaign=MatchDayHomepagePromo

    to help, here are some handy references

    for posting - TODAY ONLY: $1million+ in loans being match on @Kiva! Make a loan to a deserving entrepreneur and double your impact! www.kiva.org/match #matchday

    or tweeting
    Jul10 only: $1M+ loans matched @Kiva! Lend to an entrepreneur for 2X impact! kiva.org/match #matchday

    and graphics you can use

    Happy lending day!
     

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  2. Sasa
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    Thanks for the reminder - made a bunch of loans this morning!
     
  3. iolaire
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    I made a page worth of expiring loans this AM unfortunately many still close out unfunded...
     
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  4. Randy Petersen
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    The Milepoint Kiva Mutual Fund just made 272 loans today to be matched! Thanks Google for the match and thanks Kiva for the opportunity to help others and thanks canucklehead for the news.
     
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    Ooo glad I found this, I have a bit of money sitting in my account. Off to find some loans!
     
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  7. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Error communicating with the server.

    It might have been caused by unusually high traffic on the Kiva Web site, spotty internet connection, or by a technical failure.

    Please try again.
     
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    And when I was finally able to put a loan in my basket, I now cannot check out:

    504 Gateway Time-out
    The server didn't respond in time.
     
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    I have the same issue & am trying to check out!:(
     
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    I had the same problem & kept trying to refresh the screen. When I finally got to my basket & was checking out, I only had 1 loan left (out of 4)!:(
     
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    Looks like they have fired up a few more Raspberry Pis to increase the capacity of their system. It's more responsive now. Alas, the loan I had picked out had disappeared from my cart. Since I had already spent probably $25 worth of work time clicking reload over and over again, I just picked a different loan and called it a day :)
     
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    I've been on a Kiva break for the last few months, but this inspired me to come back in :)
     
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    HOORAY WE DID IT!

    You helped make Kiva history yesterday, while giving thousands of people all over the world the opportunity for a better life. More than 25,000 Kiva lenders sent $2.9 million to the field, helping make a difference in 56 countries!

    Thanks Kiva community for coming together to make this amazing day possible!


    As a team, the Milepoint gang lent approximately $28K, so thanks to everyone who contributed and to everyone for being on such an amazing team!
     
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