New Milepoint Lending Team [general info]

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  1. nime01
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    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.

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    You can also confirm at checkout that your loans will count towards the Milepoint team (as circled in green)

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    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!
     
  2. SirRagnar
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    Good idea. I have joined the team. I'll make another loan this night in honor of MP :)

    I am Jeppe
     
  3. SirRagnar
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    Darn it, I forgot to change the default group to MP in there so the loan I just made to that Mongolian Diary grocer that you also loaned to was counted towards the Denmark team and not the MilePointers team - guess I need to make another loan soon :)
     
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  4. nime01
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    Hmm.. a grand total of two members and only one loan? [​IMG]
     
  5. MissBurrill
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    I just joined! I'm fussy on who I loan to so might take a few days for me to find the right loan.
     
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  6. MissBurrill
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    I just found a girl in Texas who is fundraising. Part of me wants to help her but part of me wants to stick with the people from the 3rd world. Her name is Erica Stacy.
     
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    Loan made!
     
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    Just joined the team. I usually use the default Hong Kong team, but I will find a loan soon and set it to honor the launch of MP team.
     
  9. kiwi
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    Repayments are streaming in. Time to top up and relend.
     
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    Just made a loan and set it to MPer team. :)
     
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  11. Randy Petersen
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    I just made 7 loans on behalf of the team (6 to individual groups and one to Kiva itself) and you'll soon hear of a unique promotion here on MilePoint to really get this effort going. Kiva is one of the official charities of MilePoint. Thank you all.
     
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  12. Pharaoh
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    Can we belong to multiple lending teams? And, if so, can a loan be creditted to each or just to one?
     
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  14. buschoi
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    You can belong to multiple teams, but each loan can be credited to one team only.

    I am in three teams: Hong Kong, MilePointers, Flyertalkers.
     
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    So who else are MP's official charities? Where can I find them?
     
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    We are building the charity page. We have a general fund for purposes for support around the globe, such as when tsunami's strike and other global disaster events. Those donations go toward some visible relief efforts in that particular area. Of the first four specific charities, we support Kiva, Susan G. Koman Foundation (Race for the Cure), Livestrong and the forth is stil lto be determined other than it has to be more global. Both Koman and Livestrong seem more U.S.-centric in nature, Kiva is global and as such I'd like to see one more global to balance things out. Again, this is in addition to our general fund which we have on hand for when disasters strike. If you noticed this:
    http://milepoint.com/forums/help/trophies

    you'll see that for every member that reaches the basic level of participation here on MilePoint (Silver) we honor and thank them by donating $1 into the general fund. This is all in addition to other types of fund raising we may do. As well, we support the individual efforts of our members to involve themselves with charitable causes.

    Appreciate any feedback and ideas on this topic. Thank you.
     
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    Just made my first loan.
     
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    You can belong to as many teams as you like, but each loan can be assigned to only one team.
     
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    Made some more loans today for the MP team.
     
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    A couple of years ago I gave 3 friends Kiva vouchers for Christmas. Two used them straight away. The other thought I'd made a donation in her name. I saw it sitting there un-used on the system for a few months and asked her about it - she'd thrown it out. I reprinted it and she happily made a loan.
     
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    Thanks, Kiwi.
    But drat! Kiva apparently made a distribution overnight but when reloaning I neglected to change lending team. I'm sorry! (have fixed it for the next time)
     
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    You can set a default team, or manually change the team for each loan before payment.
     
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    Former was the fix I did. The latter is what I forgot to do, out of habit.
     
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    Stats per 17.02.2011:



    Number of Team Members 10
    Number of Loans 26
    Number of Loans per Member 2.6
    Total Amount Loaned $650

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm below the average! I better make some more loans. But not right now, I just finished night shift and need sleep.
     
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