First Milepoint Kiva Money Bomb Oct 9

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  1. horseguy

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    To coincide with the Oneworld launch party in LA, the first Milepoint Kiva Money Bomb is set to detonate on October 9. The Money Bomb was invented by Ron Paul supporters, and the idea is for everyone to donate on the same day. While anyone participating should free to pursue any goals they have on October 9th, I'd like to share a couple ideas that I'll be using in my lending.

    1) Embrace the world! We do this by having at least one milepoint loan for every loan available from Kiva that day. I got this idea from the Bob Harris team, and I think it is a wonderful concept. Whenever someone loans to every loan available in a country, please update it on the wiki here: http://milepointkiva.wikispaces.com/.. If you are covering a country that has already been covered, please add that as well.

    Who knows? If we do well enough, maybe we can double cover the world!

    2) Trying to fully fund loans that are about to expire. Jbcarioca brought to my attention the wonderful efforts of the "Late Loaning Lenders" team, and how important it is to get all of these loans fully funded.

    And certainly, I am more than happy to hear any ideas anyone else has. My personal priorities on the 9th will be to cover the world, and once that is done, start filling out loans about to expire. Please join in!

    The countdown to 24 hours of fun!

    http://free.timeanddate.com/countdown/i2s7s5nu/n137/cf111/cm0/cu4/ct0/cs0/ca0/cr0/ss0/cac000/cpc000/pc66c/tc66c/fs150/szw576/szh243/tatTime left to Kiva/tac000/tptTime since Event started in/tpc000/matMilepoint money bomb/mac000/mpc000/iso2011-10-09T00:00:00
     
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  3. miles and smiles
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    I'll make at least one loan and a donation that day.
     
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    Are we talking 9th US date or 9th whereever we may be?
     
  6. jbcarioca
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    It is the 9th wherever you are, so you'll be able to make the first loans for the bomb!
     
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    For those unsure, gotta do both ;)
     
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    We have been in touch with our helpful colleagues at Kiva about our plans for the Money Bomb. They will ensure that there is a plentiful supply of loans for us to fund.

    What is our goal for this day?

    Can we lend $125,000 in a single day?:D
     
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    That is even better:cool:
     
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    :eek:

    I can't wait!! This weekend will be exciting!
     
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    In in for at least one.
     
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    Count me in. I was going to put in $150 of new money each month until the end of the year, however I will fund the entire $450 on 9 October.
     
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    I am in for 2-4 new loans.
     
  14. horseguy

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    I setup a wiki here: http://milepointkiva.wikispaces.com/.

    The purpose of the wiki is that there is a single page that everyone can edit. On Money Bomb day, if anyone loans to every loan available in a country, please leave the name of that country (or countries!) on the wiki, so the whole team will instantly know that country has been covered.
     
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    So, have we any bets on when any given country will be covered? Remember that Kiva is putting on extra loans so we will not run out of them.:)
     
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    Right now there are 40 countries with loans. It will fluctuate a bit, but probably stay in that ballpark. 40 loans is a below average day for the team, so this should be no problem.
    At least $25 to every loan available (over 1500 right now) would be a much bigger challenge. :D
     
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    Is that a challenge, as in pledging something when we make it? We will certainly make loans to at least 1500 borrowers, don't you think so? After all people are declaring their intentions every few minutes in one thread or another. And after all, we do have the country coverage wiki which will encourage us too.
     
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    To be perfectly honest, I was just throwing out info and ideas. I just completed $1000 in new loans, and I have nearly $1000 in repayments coming later this month. So, I am not planning much lending this week. As I said before, I will make at least one loan on the 9th and give the donation I had planned for this month on that day. That will probably be it for me on the 9th.
     
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    You are doing your part and more, miles and smiles. I was thinking about the several people who are, it seems, planning concentrated efforts that day, ones who did not just complete a match, as you did.
     
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    We are all doing our part, even those who loan anonymously. :)
     
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    Bob Harris came up with a cute acronym for money bombs:
    WMDs — Weapons of Micro Development.
     
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    I like that.
     
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    Bestowing
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  24. horseguy

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    http://milepointkiva.wikispaces.com/

    I believe the settings on the wiki should allow anyone to edit it, without creating an account there. If anyone has any trouble, please let me know.

    I've been asked privately why I created an external Wiki instead of using the one here. In truth, I didn't notice the one here before I had already created an external one(blush). However, I am leaving the external wiki as the wiki for the money bomb for several reasons.

    1) The Milepoint wiki seems to me to be more of a permanent repository of information. The Money Bomb wiki is something we need for a week or so, and then we don't need it anymore. That is a real conflict of purpose. Which can lead to....

    2) Google "Wikipedia edit wars". It is not a pretty picture. A separate wiki for the Money Bomb has no conflict of purpose, and no vested interests. I would think we will not have edit wars.

    3) I am hoping that other teams at Kiva will use the concept. It would be nice if they could just copy what we've done here. Wikispaces.com is available to all for free.
     
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    This makes jbcarioca's message in the Kiva Lending Team email digest make much more sense, especially the terms "money bomb" and "LLL"! :)

    Sounds neat: I'll make a couple new loans on the 9th
     

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