[LIMITED FREE OFFER] Free trial $25 Kiva loan for new Kiva members

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  1. kiwi
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    For a limited time only. Ask for an invite from any existing Kiva member and sign up to get the $25 trial loan.

    At time of writing there are just under 38,000 free trial loans available in total. I don't think they will last long.
     
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    I have tweeted and facebooked this.
     
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  3. MissBurrill
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    The link on my facebook page has my cousin saying she's been meaning to make a loan and will when she gets home from work. It made a friend comment that she needed to reloan hers and a third said they gave out vouchers for Christmas.

    I have the people talking Kiva :D
     
  4. kiwi
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    cool
     
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  5. YULtide

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    Well done, MissB! Expanding the lender base one person at a time. :)
     
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  6. misman
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    Just sent about 100 invites to my "closest" friends. I've been meaning to do this, but couldn't come up with a good "elevator" speech for Kiva; the $25 offer gave me additional incentive. Thanks to the ABOUT page, I came up with this...

    For a limited time only. Ask for an invite from any existing Kiva member and sign up to get the $25 trial loan. I am a member, and you can use my invite,[insert invite URL here]. Note that I get absolutely nothing but karma for you using the invitation; the only way you can get the free loan is to use an invitation.

    At time of writing there are just under 38,000 free trial loans available in total. I don't think they will last long.

    From http://www.kiva.org/about:
    Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

    Kiva works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. One hundred percent of your loan is sent to these microfinance institutions, which we call Field Partners, who administer the loans in the field.

    Kiva relies on a world-wide network of over 450 volunteers who work with our Field Partners, edit and translate borrower stories, and ensure the smooth operation of countless other Kiva programs.

    100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes directly towards funding loans; Kiva does not take a cut. Furthermore, Kiva does not charge interest to our Field Partners, who administer the loans.

    Kiva is primarily funded through the support of lenders making optional donations. We also raise funds through grants, corporate sponsors, and foundations.
     
  7. canucklehead
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    posted the link on my Facebook. Hopefully some of my friends will take the bite!
     
  8. Jeff the Wanderer

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    I have been meaning to get started with Kiva. Can someone send me an invite for this?
     
  9. misman
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    Invite sent via conversation.
     
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    Just an advance notice of welcome to the Kiva club!
     
  12. Jeff the Wanderer

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    Thanks. Going to click on it now.
     
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    Thanks. Seems like a great club to be a part of!
     
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  14. Jeff the Wanderer

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    I made my first $25 loan with the free money. Kind of overwhelming with all of those worthy people in need. I guess I will have to go back and pick a few more with my real money now. Going to post my referral link and info about Kiva on my blog tonight. Hopefully I can bring a few more people on board with the MilePoint Kiva lending team.
     
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    Great! Welcome to the team!:cool:
     
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    According to Kiva 7 people have clicked on my twitter link and 6 on my facebook link but none have accepted yet. Will repost them later today.
     
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  17. kiwi
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    Still plenty of free $25 trial Kiva loans.

    But I don't recommend waiting. It just has to go viral for the remaining ones to go quickly.
     
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    Welcome to the team!
     
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    Amazing there are still some free trial loans available.
     
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    I sent one to TheBlakefish since he was showing interest in the KivaDo thread on Saturday.
     
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    Posted on my Facebook too. See if we can help use them up:D
     
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    Just a heads up that for folks that take advantage of the 'free' 1st Kiva loan -- it's not possible to select the MP Kiva team to credit that 1st loan to. I contacted Kiva CS & asked if they could 'fix' that & was told that they are working on it!
    So, if anyone knows of folks who've taken advantage of this offer & want to credit to our team -- they need to contact CS to get it done manually right now!
     
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    Signed up for Kiva trial earlier today through there site and made a loan. How do I make sure my future loans are part of the Milepoint Team?
     
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    1. Join the MilePoint team. Go to www.kiva.org/community. Find the MilePoint team (#4) and select "Join Team"
    2. If MP is your only team, your future loans will automatically credit to MP. If you have more than one team, you have to select as you go.
    3. To credit your "free" loan, see IDGflygirls post above.
    Welcome to the team.
     
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    Use this link & hit 'join team' when you are in your Kiva account!
     
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