Kiva Insights 2013

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  1. canucklehead
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    Hi folks

    Kiva is hosting another Kiva Insights. Representatives from a few of the teams will interact with Matt, Premal, Michelle Kreger and Brandon. They will recap 2012 events and discuss new initiatives from 2013.

    Kiva would like to hear what team members have to say and what they would like to see in 2013. If you have any questions, please feel free to post here. or if you are shy, send me a conversation. I will try to summarize the most common comments/concerns and bring them up in the Q&A period.
     
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    To join the call, tune into our YouTube Channel on Thursday, Jan 24 at 10 a.m. PST.
     
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    I have a bunch of questions but probably spoiled my welcome after the last Insights :D
    My concerns probably cannot be allayed by Premal anyway and this promo spot is not the right forum.
    But wishing you lots of fun, enjoy!
     
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    feel free to send via conversation. While it may not be immediately addressed in the call, as always, we endeavor to have our lender voices heard!
     
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    I'm on that page and don't see any way to see/listen to the call.
     
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    I cannot get on either.
     
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    yikes, I am very sorry to hear that! Here is the link on Youtube to the discussion -

    I look a bit pale in the pic! :p (actually, I look like an avatar fcjapan would choose - shadowy! :D ).

    I had an opportunity to ask a question and I chose (our favorite topic) loan inventory management. I am happy to follow up with Brandon on a litany of questions we received here and from Team NY.

    I will post some notes once I decipher what I wrote on my napkin!
     
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    Thanks, recording is fine; didn't necessarily need it live even though I had blocked out an hour in my schedule (which I managed to fill with other tasks).
     
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    One pleasant surprise is that Milepoint got a shout out when Premal was discussing highlights in 2012 and offline community events, singling out the Milepoint Kiva Do and the Kiva 7th Birthday party! :)
     
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    Loved that the question of reporting the actual loan cost to the borrower was discussed.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Lots of useful info there. I am always amazed at the vast, diverse and complex issues that Kiva staff have to deal with; and I know this call only touched on a few of those issues.
    I am inspired to increase my lending with Kiva and KivaZip in 2013.
     
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    What is this Liva? :p
     
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    Liva Augule @ Elite Model Look 2011 Latvian Final[​IMG]
     
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    Liva Viscose, Bollywood star

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    Yes, I would lend with her too.
     
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    I pledge $25 on Kiva and $25 on Zidisha for each of the above Livas miles and smiles can recruit to milepoint
     
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    Viva the diva named Liva who dances like Shiva and rides like Godiva on her way to Geneva.
     
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    Wow! more Insight than I thought would happen! :D
     
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    Wait until we excerpt your section and post it all over Milepoint.
    Won't that be a HO, HO, HO! :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks so much for participating! Very happy to have the Milepointers represented on that call -- I hope everyone enjoyed it, but do let us know if you have any additional feedback :)
     
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    Here is some feedback for you. I have already written in to Kiva long ago about this and got a perfunctory answer thanking me for my suggestion, but nothing else.
    I can not for the life of me understand why Kiva does not put the repayment term beside each loan on the www.kiva.org/lend page. There is so much space besides each loan that you could easily put it in, yet for each and every loan we have to click on the individual loan and then scroll down or click again to find out the repayment term. This is far and away the biggest waste of my time in searching for loans. I do use Kivalens a lot because it is so far superior in this regard, but Kivalens has its own (different) limitations. Anyway, it would make my searching for loans far, far easier if Kiva would simply put the repayment term on each and every loan in a prominent easy to see and read place. It doesn't have to be all the details, it could just be something like:
    Repayment term: 14 months
    with the option to click on the loan to find out more details.
    Thanks.
     
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    Agree 100%
     
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    Agree 100%
     
  24. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I agree with your 100%. That gives you 200% impact. :D
     
  25. kellio
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    Aren't we up to 400% then? :)
     

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