MILEPOINT LENDING TEAM ON KIVA.ORG! Inspired by others, I've created a new lending team for MilePointers. While our lives as frequent flyers and collectors of frequent flyer miles and points rewards us in so many ways, it is outside these forums where we get our chance to pay it forward. ABOUT THE TEAM The Kiva team is for MilePoint members and frequent flyers devoted to giving back to others. Join the lending team, and we can work together to alleviate poverty. Once you're a part of this great team, you can choose to have a future loan on Kiva "count" towards our team's impact. The loan is still yours, and repayments still come to you - but you can also choose to have the loan show up in our team's collective portfolio, so our team's overall impact will grow! As of the beginning of Januray 2013, the team has made over $4,300,000 in loans all over the world. JOIN THE MILEPOINT TEAM ON KIVA! Yes, I'm already a Kiva member, how do I join the team? Use this link: http://www.kiva.org/team/milepoint No, I'm not a Kiva member, how do I join Kiva and the MilePoint team? Please join Kiva here: https://www.kiva.org/register When you have joined Kiva, use this link: http://www.kiva.org/team/milepoint Making sure the MilePoint team is your preferred team After you have joined the team, you will find "My Teams" in the menu to the left on your personal Kiva page. Make sure you have set your preferred team to MilePointers (as circled in green). All your loans will then automatically count towards the Milepoint team. You can also confirm at checkout that your loans will count towards the Milepoint team (as circled in green) TEAM AVATARS As a member of the MilePoint Kiva lending team , please feel free to use one of the specially designed avatars to help raise awareness. You can find them here: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/kiva-lending-team-avatars.10128/ TEAM HIGHLIGHTS - team founded & started lending on February 12, 2011 - on March 9, 2011 we reached our first goal of $5,000 total amount loaned - on March 15, 2011 the team had made over 200 loans - on March 28, 2011 we reached our goal of $20,000 loaned - on May 9, 2011, the team had loaned over $50,000 - on May 15, 2011, over 100 had joined the team - on May 25, 2011, over 300 had joined the team and loaned over $80,000 - on June 19, 2011, the team had made over 2000 loans and loaned over $100,000 - on July 18, 2011, the team had loaned over $145,000 - on August 24, 2011, the team had loaned over $200,000 - on September 30, 2011, the team had loaned over $372,000 - on October 31, 2011, the team had loaned over $727,000 - on November 30, 2011, the team had loaned over $935,000 - on December 9, 2011, the team had loaned over $1,000,000 - on January 9, 2012, the team had loaned over $1,280,000 - on February 12, 2012, the team had loaned over $1,500,000 - on March 9, 2012, the team passed $2,000,000 in loans - on April 15, 2012, the team passed $2,500,000 in loans and moved into 3rd place overall on Kiva - on May 31, 2012, the team had loaned over $2,850,000 - on June 7, 2012, the team passed $3,000,000 in loans - on June 10, 2012, the team passed 1,000 members - on July 15, 2012, the team had loaned over $3,350,000 - on August 31, 2012, the team had loaned over $3,600,000 - on November 11, 2012, the team passed $4,000,000 in loans and moved into 2nd place of the "Common Interest" category - on January 8, 2013, the team passed $4,300,000 in loans - on the team's 2nd anniversary on February 12, 2013, the team passed $4,514,000 in loans TEAM GOALS All past and current team goals can be found here: http://www.kiva.org/team/milepoint/goals January 2013 goals are: - 79,000 loans by January 31, 2013 - $4,440,000 in loans by January 31, 2013 - 1,500 team members by January 31, 2013 February 2013 goals are: - 82,500 loans by February 28, 2013 - $4,550,000 in loans by February 28, 2013 - 1,535 team members by February, 2013 Thank you for joining the team - Get Ready to Care!