FlyForward Through the Kiva.org lending program, milepoint members are helping small business owners across the globe build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. And it is working. Since launching in March members have loaned out nearly $75,000! But, we want to grow, and we want to pay it forward. Toward that effort, we are on a membership drive. Be one of the first 200* to join the milepoint Kiva lending team in May and milepoint will match $25 of your loan! Any by "match"—we really mean that we will actually give you a $25 Kiva credit to loan and when that loan is paid back, that $25 is yours to keep and loan again and again. UPDATE: On May 24th we reached our goal of 200 new members to the team (for the $25 match) and the team keeps growing — a wonderful testament to milepoint and its member base. Thank you all. As frequent flyers we strive to maximize our miles, points and rewards. And while we enjoy the rewards we earn as we travel the world, there is no reward quite so enjoyable as the feeling that comes from helping others along the way. As the only major forum for frequent flyers that is owned, managed and operated by actual frequent flyers, we are pleased to say that all four co-founders of milepoint – Randy Petersen, gleff, Tommy777 and Pizzaman – are lending $500 apiece to support the efforts of our members. Join the milepoint Kiva lending team today and find out how enjoyable it can be to pay the rewards forward. Here's how this will work. 1. Learn about the milepoint team here. 2. Learn about Kiva here and here. 3. Register to loan on Kiva here (and yes, many milepoint members use mileage earning credit cards to fund their initial loans) 4. You can join the team and lend as little as $25 to a small business owner, no big pockets required. 5. Once registered, join this thread and raise your hand as a new member to the lending team during May and milepoint will provide a $25 Kiva credit to match your first loan as a member of this team. This Kiva credit is yours to keep once paid back, and the group does hope you will re-loan and re-loan. 6. Help grow the lending team by displaying one of the many special Kiva Avatars on your milepoint account. *If we achieve our goal to add 200 new members to the Kiva lending team in May, milepoint has a very special surprise for a random member of the lending team. By definition we can't tell you precisely what this surprise will be, but as the winner will be selected from the lending team the odds of winning are very good – and the prize will not disappoint. AND we've had some fun. We have replaced our Avatar on our Twitter account to reflect the Kiva lending team for milepoint. Now, how cool is that? (feel free to follow us). And Twitter isn't all—check out this cool Facebook page for our Kiva membership drive.