Membership Drive for May -- 200 Members

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  1. miles and smiles
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    As we start our new promo in May to attract new members and expand our loans we stand at 76 members:
    (Welcome to Sara and Edward, who joined on April 30).



    Number of Team Members [​IMG] 76
    Number of Loans [​IMG] 826
    Number of Loans per Member 10.9
    Total Amount Loaned [​IMG] $47,400
     
  2. KyRoamer
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    Made my 14th loan, my first for May.
     
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  3. jbcarioca
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    Good start for May, thanks!
     
  4. nime01
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    Away for a few days.. and see what happens!
    What a wonderful surprise!!
    Team stats as of today 1830 GMT
    Number of Team Members: 76
    Number of Loans: 835
    Number of Loans per Member: 11.0
    Total Amount Loaned: $47,600 :D
     
  5. Randy Petersen
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    We will have in a few days an announcement for the start of this membership drive with a page on Facebook and on milepoint. We've got the live chat with the AAdvantage President on Wednesday and so have competing events to broadcast. Once we complete that event, it's all Kiva all month long.
     
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  6. KyRoamer
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    I signed up for Kiva Alerts (http://www.kivaalerts.com) and will keep you posted as to whether it works for me. I put in two countries with low loan activity so itmay be a while before I get an alert.
     
  7. GenevaFlyer
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    Hi all,

    Avatar updated! Let's rock KIVA with our growth this month!

    GenevaFlyer
     
  8. Toula
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    Ok I made 2 new loans for May. Will see how the household budget goes this month and if possible will try and make another couple towards the end of the month.

    Hopefully I will start to have some repayments coming in over the next few months so I can crank up the number of loans I am making.
     
  9. ralfkrippner
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    I've just added the "join me - milepoint KIVA Team" logo to my avatar.

    I will also use it on facebook this month.
     
  10. misman
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    and how did you do that?
     
  11. Randy Petersen
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  12. Jimgotkp
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    Just registered and lent a measly $25 towards a cause I felt good about. A good chunk of money as a broke college student so I feel pretty good about what I just did.
     
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  13. miles and smiles
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    Welcome to the team!
    There is nothing measly about $25. For Marcelino it will go a long way. By the way, I have seen Kiva loans where the total loan is only $100. Every little bit helps!
     
  14. kellio
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    If I could I would give you a double like! :)
     
  15. icurhere2
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    I just joined the team and made my first contribution. Placing a recurring appointment on my calendar to lend at least once a month.
     
  16. kellio
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    You deserve a double like as well for the recurring appointment. Thank you.
     
  17. airshadow
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    I just joined the team and made my first loan. I've wanted to check out Kiva for a while - thanks MP!
     
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    Thank you for joining the team!
    You should feel good, whatever the amount you lend - it will make a huge difference over and over again.
     
  19. nime01
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    Thank YOU for joing the team!

    Did I mention that you are all very well liked? :D
     
  20. Pharaoh
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    The above posts made me wonder. How much do people typically lend per recipient?

    Almost always I lend $25 each, even if I have $100 to distribute on a go. Maybe once in 20 loans someone gets $50.

    You?
     
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  21. miles and smiles
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    I've made 1 loan for $100, 18 for $50 and 104 for $25.
     
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  22. below sea level
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    I always loan $25. If I have more to spare, I like to spread the love across multiple loans.
     
  23. GenevaFlyer
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    Same here. The more people I can help, the happier I am.

    Cheers,

    GenevaFlyer
     
  24. jbcarioca
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    There are already 81 of us this morning as I look. That is quite an accomplishment for one day. Thanks to each of you who joined in the last few days. While I was sleeping Jimgotkp, icurhere2 and airshadow all joined. Thanks!! You are obviosult very well liked.

    Pharaoh asked an interesting question. Because I am no longer a starving college student I often lend larger amounts, but many I still make for $25. As milesandsmiles points out there are lots of loans for only $100 or a bit more. Those very small loans often have a huge positive impact on the lives of the borrowers. The more people we have participating the more satisfaction we can have. Large loans are good too, but more of the larger loans on Kiva are to groups of borrowers who combine to make the administrative process locally easier and to help each other manage their finances. Each $25 helps there too.

    Thanks to all of you for making the beginning of the May membership drive a great success already.:D Likes all around!!
     
  25. Tenmoc
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    And you should feel good about it. $25 is the extent of my loaning, done back in March/Feb (not sure).

    Every bit helps and we all have different means and needs.
     

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