This thread http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/lending-team-donates-1-000-000.23826/ announces that the Lending Team donates $1,000,000 to Kiva which I think is a bit misleading. I couldn't reply there so I started this thread. At first I was really shocked that the team donated that much then I realized upon further reading I discovered that it's $1,000,000 in loans, not donations. $1 million in loans is still very impressive and not to take anything away from the accomplishment but the word "donation" should not be interchangeable used with "loan". They are two very different things. A donation is an outright gift while a loan is made with somewhat of an expectation that the borrower will repay and then the lender is able to re-loan the money somewhere else or withdraw the money back into their bank account.