Kiva 7th Birthday Bash Loanathon

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  1. canucklehead
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    For Kiva's birthday celebration, all the teams have been asked to set a lending target for Oct 20-27th.

    A target of $50 000 has been suggested. Thoughts?

    You can follow the team's progress throughout the week on the Kiva team loan page.
     
  2. iolaire
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    I think that is quite achievable. I've taking a break for a bit and still have a higher than average credit balance. Participating in a group event would be motivation to clear out my credit (and probably add more funds).
     
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    Agree!:)
     
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    You know the Nerdfighter group often has certain themes we set for months. Like lending to people with stuff on their heads or this month was 3 countries with independence days/national days in September.

    Perhaps our captains can get together and we can work toward a common theme for the month of October to really squash out some world suck and promote Kiva throughout next month in honor of their 7 years. Whether it's co-op mode or a little competition, I think it would be a lot of fun and do a lot of good. I'll see what I can do to let our captains know about it and work out some details if that's cool with you guys.

    P.S. I'm more than a little intimidated by the whole we-have-less-than-1300-people-and-50k-in-one-week-is-"quite achievable" if it turns into a competition.
     
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    I love the idea of picking a unique lending theme. I'm in. Sounds fun.
     
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    Would love to have the teams join together for themes! At the heart of all teams is the strength we draw from working together and inspiring each other!

    thanks for the great idea, nickgreyden!
     
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    Would love to do a theme.....
    I know that FofBH are going to set a 70K goal and the LLL team is going to set a 700 loan goal...(since most of the members on the LLL team generally promote and credit loans elsewhere...)
    Maybe a birthday party theme...music, party food, decorations, transportation, drinks???
     
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    just bumping this thread -- reminding any interested participants to keep teh loanathon in mind, as it's getting to repayment time of teh month!;):cool:
     
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    October is Harvest month in much of the northern hemisphere. How about a harvest theme focusing on farmers and their harvest?
     
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    I like that idea -- when teh loanathan starts, would you be willing to suggest some appropriate loans?!;)
     
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    Sure. At this moment there are 621 agricultural loans to chose from.
     
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    That sounds like a wonderful idea!

    So it looks like these are some of the team targets

    Milepoint - $50K
    FoBH - $70K
    NYC - $10K
    Nerdfighters - 777 loans = $19 425, with an emphasis on agriculture loans in Africa
    Atheists - 4000 loans = $100K
     
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    Good luck.
     
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    That will be the hardest part .... holding back on lending till the 20th!

    GenevaFlyer
     
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    Hope you can join us in the fun!
     
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    Read somewhere that you were trying to get a flag in Kiva for "Harvest" loans other than the standard "agriculture." (or I imagined it!) Were you able to get anything?
     
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    ready here :D -- but will be travelin' this w/end, so will check-in when I can!
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean about "get a flag in Kiva". My plan is just to look thru the agricultural loans for ones that feel relevant to our theme. Probably I will focus on farmers who are growing and harvesting crops rather than livestock. Of course, we are free to define "harvest" however we want and everyone is free to make their own suggestions and loans.
     
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    kewl!:)
     
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    Just now I searched on Kiva using the keyword "harvest". 66 agricultural loans have the word "harvest" in their description. How's that for easy?
     
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    On your mark...
     
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    That's what I get for not paying attention to MP for a little while. Just reinvested all my repayments 10 minutes ago. 14 loans, I think.
     
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    For penance you'll have to make another 14 loans after midnight. :D
     

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