Friends of Bob Harris Kiva team thread

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  1. jbcarioca
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    This thread is for use by, for and about the FoBH team on Kiva. Because FoBH does not have a BB outside of the limited availability on Kiva itself and therefore are missing out on crucial features like LIKES!:D smilies etc, it seemed like we shoudl ahev something here for the team to use, especially becuase we have severa; people on both teams anyway.
     
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    Just want to send a welcome to any FoBH that come and use this.

    Great work with your team. You've formed a team we all look at and hope to be like with your great work.
     
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    October 15 is Bob Harris' birthday. The Friends of Bob Harris team has set a goal of making at least one goal to every Kiva borrower on that day, which is something the milepoint team did on money bomb day.
    I encourage everyone on milepoint to join the Friends of Bob Harris team:
    http://www.kiva.org/team/bobharrisdotcom
    and credit at least one loan to that time.
    Since Oct. 15 is repayment day, this is easily done.
    Many members of the FoBH team joined milepoint and made a loan on money bomb day, and we should do the same on Bob Harris' birthday.
    Let's cooperate and share the Love and Loans.
     
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    I will be loaning to celebrate Bob's Birthday! Its an awesome team and so glad they were there for the Kiva Bomb!
     
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    Sadly I will not have internet access that day but I will credit my next loan to FoBH in honor.
     
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    I just joined this team and will help celebrate Bob's birthday with a loan. :)
     
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    I have made my Bob Harris birthday loans. Happy Birthday Bob!
     
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    Loan made. :)
     
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    I've joined the team and will make a loan on behalf of that particular team on the 15th to honour Bob's birthday.
     
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    same here!:)
     
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    Happy Birthday Bob. :)
     
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    Happy Birthday Bob

    First thing I did this morning was loan for FofBH!
     
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    Happy Birthday, Bob! I am sure the party will be quite grand, but I am sad that I cannot be there. Anyway I loaned to some Ecuadorean food vendors in your honor.
     
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    Let me join others in the Birthday wishes. I loaned to the largest group I could find in honor of the large group that FoBH is.
     
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    I put a link to this thread on the FoBH message board, so feel free to add your birthday wishes (and loans).
     
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    This months repayments went to bob's team, happy birthday.
     
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    Happy birthday Bob. I made a Kiva loan in your honor and attributed it to FoBH.
     
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    I forgot to add that FoBH team goal for today is to have their team logo on as many loans as possible. So, when you add a loan to their team, please make it to a borrower that does not yet have a FoBH lender on it. Just as we covered all available Kiva loans on money bomb day, FoBH is trying to cover all available loans today - a major challenge as over 2700 loans were available this morning.
     
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    Friends of Bob Harris are using this wikispace to identify countries still in need of FofBH loans. Its a good tool to track countries and they are providing data as it goes along!
     
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    I had no idea this volume of coolness could suddenly appear like this. Thank you, you awesome people.

    This whole thing has been mindblowing. I didn't start FoBH, and the guy who did was a total stranger named Aaron—now my friend Aaron—who just wanted to support the book I'm writing about Kiva and microfinance. The whole thing has snowballed beyond belief. I don't think I'll ever be able to doubt the basic generosity of human beings again.

    And then you guys appear a couple of months ago and kick the entire website into a higher gear—yet more amazement. It's an honor to consider you all teammates in this terrific project.

    After visiting Kiva many times—I now count a whole bunch of them as friends—and visiting clients in the field in Peru, Bosnia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, and Lebanon, it would take me an entire book to tell you just how cool this all is and how lucky I feel to be able to be a small part of it. Fortunately, that book comes out in early 2013. :) But I'm in for the long haul, whatever the book accomplishes, and I imagine I'll be very happy to get to know some of you as we go forward.

    Today is my actual birthday—I'm 30 in base 16 now (48 if you're still stuck in the whole decimal thing)—so I've got some writing and then going-out-and-celebrating to do. I'd invite you all to join me if I could.

    Hey—come to think of it, any of you who will be in L.A. this week, there's a Kiva 6th anniversary celebration at the Whiskey Blue bar in the W hotel in Westwood on Tuesday the 18th at 7 pm. I'll be there, some Kiva people will be there, dozens of FoBHs will be there (we have more than 100 "yes" responses on the event's Facebook page), and you'll be welcome to stop in and say hi!

    Thanks! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Bob
     
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    Happy
    Really Bob it is we who must thank you. You have been and are a real inspiration. I cannot wait for you next book so I can buy it to give you some more money to lend through Kiva.
    Thanks for being with Kiva and thanks for all you are doing to help out in the world. Thanks you too for helping me replenish my supply of optimism.
     
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    I just made my Happy Bob Day loan. I decided a birthday needs beer so I searched for beer. Then found one in Sierra Leone which didn't have any loans from Bob's friends. It's also my first loan to a person in Sierra Leone.
     
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    Hi Bob,

    Happy Birthday!
    Wonderful to have you posting over here, too.
    I'm honored to be a teammate/friend of you and of both teams.
    I've lent to 3 5 borrowers today that were lacking the FoBH seal of generosity.
    I'm glad to see both teams (and other teams) moving into stratospheric reaches of generosity and good will.
    Here's to more fun and cooperation today and every day..................
     
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