Thanksgiving lend-a-thon

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  1. MissBurrill
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    Thanksgiving is coming and with it the black Friday sales. I was thinking we could have a lend-a-thon to be thankful of what we have. Plus with all the money spent on black Friday we could divert a small amount of our funds to a loan.

    Your pledge doesn't have to be huge, or as specific as mine are. Make a pledge now, then fulfill it closer to Thanksgiving. Even if 100 of us make one loan that's $2500.


    Here's my pledge:

    I am thankful of my time in East Timor where I met my husband, I will make a loan to Timor Leste.

    I am thankful I had a safe trip to Manila when I visited earlier this year. I will make a loan to the Philippines.
     
  2. MissBurrill
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    Today I made a loan to the Philippines. It was to someone I had previously lent to. I love it when I get to be a part of someone's life again on Kiva.
     
  3. Randy Petersen
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    Thanks for the idea of lend-a-thon. Considering that it's every bit of a great holiday as the holiday of Christmas, I've decided to follow your lead and do the "12 Loans of Thanksgiving" (with a nod to the Partridge in a Pear Tree ...) and as such here goes ...

    On the first day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the second day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to help with school tuition for Two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the third day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to help with school fees for Three additional small children,
    Tuition for two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the fourth day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to buy Four parts for a sewing machine,
    School fees for three children,
    Tuition for two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the fifth day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to help Five borrowers buy fertilizer,
    Four parts of a sewing machine,
    School fees for three children,
    Tuition for two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the sixth day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to create Six tables in a new restaurant,
    Five fertilizer borrowers,
    Four parts of a sewing machine,
    School fees for three children,
    Tuition for two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the seventh day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to grow Seven crops of rice,
    Six restaurant tables,
    Five fertilizer borrowers,
    Four parts of a sewing machine,
    School fees for three children,
    Tuition for two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the eighth day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to sell Eight pieces of winter clothes,
    Seven crops of rice,
    Six restaurant tables,
    Five fertilizer borrowers,
    Four parts of a sewing machine,
    School fees for three children,
    Tuition for two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the ninth day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to help grow Nine watermelons,
    Eight winter jackets,
    Seven crops of rice,
    Six restaurant tables,
    Five fertilizer borrowers,
    Four parts of a sewing machine,
    School fees for three children,
    Tuition for two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the tenth day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to help grow Ten heads of cabbage,
    Nine watermelons,
    Eight winter jackets,
    Seven crops of rice,
    Six restaurant tables,
    Five fertilizer borrowers,
    Four parts of a sewing machine,
    School fees for three children,
    Tuition for two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the eleventh day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to sell Eleven meals for others,
    Ten heads of cabbage,
    Nine watermelons,
    Eight winter jackets,
    Seven crops of rice,
    Six restaurant tables,
    Five fertilizer borrowers,
    Four parts of a sewing machine,
    School fees for three children,
    Tuition for two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    On the twelfth day of Thanksgiving,
    Kiva gave to me
    A chance to feed Twelve pigs,
    Eleven meals for others,
    Ten heads of cabbage,
    Nine watermelons,
    Eight winter jackets,
    Seven crops of rice,
    Six restaurant tables,
    Five fertilizer borrowers,
    Four parts of a sewing machine,
    School fees for three children,
    Tuition for two small kids,
    And a chance to expand a business selling used clothes.

    A chance to expand a business selling used clothes.
    Tuition for two small kids,
    School fees for three children,
    Four parts of a sewing machine,
    Five fertilizer borrowers,
    Six restaurant tables,
    Seven crops of rice,
    Eight winter jackets,
    Nine watermelons,
    Ten heads of cabbage,
    Eleven meals for others,
    Twelve pigs being fed.
     
  4. MissBurrill
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    Randy you are awesome!!!!!!!!!

    We now have 14 loans pledged/made which assuming each is $25 = $350.

    Who else wants to join Randy and me for a virtual Thanksgiving?
     
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    I made 5 more today, but that's effectively my norm ;)
     
  6. MissBurrill
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    I'm sure you thought about how fortunate you are to be able to make loans so I'll add you to our tally.

    14 + 5 = 19.

    Who wants to pledge/make our 20th Thanksgiving loan?
     
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    I just made another 6, if you want to consider that 25 :oops:
     
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    25 is fantastic!!!
     
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    12 for Thanksgivukkah!
     
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    Have been doing 10 loans a month, made it 18 this month in honor of the lend-a-thon. So count me in for 8
     
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    I made 3 loans: Gratitude, Abundance, Joy!
     
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    25 + 12 = 37

    37 + 8 = 45

    45 + 3 = 48

    Can someone please get us to 50 Thanksgiving loans. 50 x $25 = $1250.
     
  13. MissBurrill
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    I have fulfilled my East Timor loan. Mr and I are currently drinking beer. I wasn't sure which loan to make then I saw a woman who will be selling beer and she had me.
     
  14. Randy Petersen
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    The KLT Mutual Fund is proud to add two to this effort: 48 + 2= 50 Thanksgiving loans.
     
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    Fifty Thanksgiving loans is fantastic!!!!!!
     
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    A belated 52 loans from me.
     
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    Just to clarify......

    Have you taken our total to 52 or made 52 loans today?
     
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    I made 52 loans today to ensure we reached 100 loans per the OP.
     
  19. MissBurrill
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    You are awesome!!!!!!!

    It must have been fun choosing so many loans in one sitting.
     
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    Cool! You put us over teh goal -- 102!:cool:
     
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    I enjoy choosing every Kiva loan knowing the good it will do. Selfishly it is why I do not autolend - I don't want to miss out on choosing.
     
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    Thank you for starting this thread to give us the encouragement we needed.
     
  23. MissBurrill
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    Thank you.
     
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