Kiva is absolutely thrilled with the kind support of the milepoint Lending Team and has featured us in their latest blog post. Extra, extra, read all about it here. "One of Kiva’s newest lending teams, mile point, has caught our attention recently. As one Kiva lender stated, mile point had a “stellar September” and should definitely be recognized for the team’s rapid growth in recent weeks! The team consists of frequent flyers and collectors of frequent flyer miles who came together earlier this year and have since made over 7,000 loans with $378,200 lent to borrowers across the globe. To learn more about this team, we spoke with Randy Petersen, one of the milepoint Team Captains, who talks about the team’s energy and enthusiasm shown in their extremely creative group and individual lending pledges. For instance, one member has pledged to make a Kiva loan for every person that follows him on Twitter and re-tweets one of his posts! Read more to learn about this team of flyers who are devoted to giving back to others. Would you mind giving us a little background on the milepoint lending team? How did this team of frequent flyers come together? Randy : Milepoint was launched on March 1st, 2011 as a place where everything you ever wanted to know about frequent flyer miles and points was there. It started with just two goals: 1) To be a friendly place for frequent flyers and, 2) to share and give back to others. From day one, milepoint adopted three charities of choice for a program we call "FlyForward": Kiva, LIVESTRONG and Susan G. Komen For The Cure. The team was formed from frequent flyers from around the world (one of the team captains is from Scandinavia) and 100% of the success can be attributed to having some very active and generous members in the team which have passed along their enthusiasm." more ... **** Also, news about our team was picked up by the Humanitarian News.