Let's welcome in 2014 with $2014 in loans

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  1. MissBurrill
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    2014 is almost here and I want to celebrate with $2014 in loans. Well, $2025 in loans or $2000 and someone makes a $14 donation to Kiva.

    $2025 / $25 = 81 loans.

    I am lending to Queens Group from Tanzania because they will buy beer among other items. Beer is a great way to begin a lend-a-thon. Plus it's another country I haven't yet lent to.

    Choose a loan or two and welcome in 2014.
     
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    I am also lending to Kevin Leonardo from Costa Rica. A new country and he wants to provide transportation which is essential if anyone wants to drink on New Year's Eve. It's a 26 month loan so it won't appeal to everyone.

    I forgot to link to Queens Group in my first post.

    We now have two loans made, 79 to go.
     
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    Great idea. I've just lent $200 for the new year.
     
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    Eight loans? Add them to my two and we have ten.

    We are over 10% there in the first half hour!!!!!!!!
     
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    No one loan for $200.
     
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    That's a good point. I really need to count in dollar value not loan numbers. Your $200 with my $50 = $250. Won't take us long to reach $2014.
     
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    I did 6 loans at $25 earlier today, but that was about normal - slow lending month for me.
     
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    6 x $25 = $150. Add that to our $250 and we have $400. Thank you!
     
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    Just made 3 loans for myself & 1 loan for my son!
     
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    You have taken our total to $500!!!!
     
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    Joined @ 21 loans, also made a rare donation to kiva in light of the holidays. Thanks for setting this up.
     
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    I did a good number of new (not via repayments) loans during the December sweep. But I like this campaign so decided to put in another $25. Then I saw there were only 2 loans in the manufacturing category (my preferred) so decided to do both, regardless of knowing any detail. One didn't meet my normal lending guidelines ... so congratulations to him!
     
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    You're adding 21 loans? Thank you. Great work on the donation.

    High fives across the interweb.
     
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    Thank you!

    It's 2014 in Oz and I'm loving all this generosity.
     
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    Wait! I had to wait for 2014?!
     
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    I didn't! I made my loans last year.
     
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    I will try to make a couple more loans tomorrow, as well (actual New Year's day!).
     
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    I just emptied my account and made 11 loans (alas credited to another team). $275 if you want to count'em.
     
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    Sure will! I better dust off the abacus to help me add up.

    We were $500 + $275 from HaveMilesWillTravel = $775

    $775 + $50 from Pharaoh = $825

    I think Iolaire added 21 loans which would be at least $525. $825 + $525 = $1350

    I apoligise if I missed anyone. Please let me know.
     
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    I was going to add 10 loans ($25@) but filled my basket with 16 loans ($25@), so what's a guy to do, I can't remove them from my basket, can I?
    <put me down for 16>

    and Happy New Year's everyone!
     
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    Young people these days! I apologise for typing apoligise.
     
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    16 x $25 = $400

    $1350 + $400 = $1750

    We're currently partying like it's 1750!!!!!!
     
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    On the donation aspect, Kiva does have a program where setting up an auto-donation of $10 a month stops one from seeing the giving tree / 15% when making each loan. I make the donation for a few reasons (help Kiva and not asked for a donation on each loan).
     
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    Just made 8 new loans with new money added to my account.
     
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    Just made 2 more loans for the new year!:)
     
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