The Milepoint Kiva Lending Team Is One Year Old !

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  1. miles and smiles
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    It is now February 12 in some of this planet (love those long days :)), so let the celebration begin.

    On February 12, 2011 nime01 said:
    "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."

    Two days later, nime01 said:
    "Hmm.. a grand total of two members and only one loan? [​IMG]"

    Well, another 363 days have past since that statement, and we can safely say:

    "We've come a long way baby!"

    600+ members
    32,000+ loans
    $1.5 Million+ lent
    A Kiva fellow sponsored
    A Kiva DO organized and ready for full attendance
    Lots of fun, information and inspiration shared
    And we're just getting started...............

    I'm grateful to be a part of this team, and I am grateful to everyone for all of your many, many contributions.
     
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    What a great first year (I was 3 months late to the start)! Even more amazing is all the new members we are adding and the continued enthusiasm of the group to enable everyone!
     
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  4. Randy Petersen
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    Your celebration is my celebration. Your loan is my loan. Your miles are not my miles, but your smiles are. Thanks for the continued support and enthusiasm.
     
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    Indeed this is OUR celebration!
    Smiling to you and yours, Randy!
    Thanks to you for setting such a positive, uplifting, caring tone here.

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    Dear all team members,

    In some parts of the world, it's already the 12th of February, which means we can celebrate our first anniversary as the Milepoint Kiva team! We have come a long way since day one, and it's been a true joy to watch the team thrive and grow faster than any other team on Kiva. It's almost unbelievable that with just slightly above 600 team members we have over 32,000 loans credited to the Milepoint team. We've loaned more than $1.5 million dollars in just one year, and we've even managed to fund 'our own' Kiva Fellow, Devon Fisher. Bottom line, we're making a huge impact.

    Our sense of community is very high despite our geographic spread, and all of you have contributed and participated towards the team's success, through lending, encouragement, organizing the upcoming Kiva DO in San Francisco, providing information in the Milepoint forums and recruiting new team members.

    Let's all continue to pay it forward and make our second year even greater than our first, and of course make the teams ahead of us work very hard to keep their positions on the Kiva leaderboards.

    Happy anniversary!

    Nils
     
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    And thanks again to you Nils for getting us started!
    (and to the rest of us for being good followers :))
     
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    Thanks to everyone for such a fabulous team! I started to name people but realized I'd forget someone important, so thanks to all 600 team members for your generosity and enthusiasm. Thanks to the Milepoint community. To all of you who lent even a single loan, you have made the world a better place.

    Here's to an extraordinary second year, soaring to new and dizzying heights!
     
  9. kiwi
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    To celebrate the MP kiva team 1st anniversary, and also 1.5m total loaned, I've made several loans today.

    There are still quite a few loans due to expire before repayments come in. Please help if you can.
     
  10. milchap
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    To celebrate this special day, I made a loan !
    A great team for a great cause.
    Thanks to all !!!!!!
     
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    To help commemorate this milestone for teh team, I've made 4 loans (advance of repayments)!
    What a great day for teh team & Kiva!:cool:
     
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    Extremely well said Randy. Happy Birthday Milepoint Kiva team
     
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    Wow - what a wonderful commemoration!:cool:
     
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    http://www.kiva.org/lend/389064

    Happy anniversary to all. Thanks for providing me with entertainment, knowledge and a place to put my capital. Since it is Abraham Lincoln's 203rd birthday I loaned to Abraham in Kenya. Hmmm, I wonder if he is related to our current Prez?
     
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    Well done!
    500 loans in 6 months is very impressive.
    By the way, are you planning to take over Ecuador? :D
     
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    World domination has to start somewhere... :)
     
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    Well, let's see now. You've made 204 loans to Ecuador.
    Kiva has had 10,631 loans to Ecuador since it began.
    So, you've covered 2% of Ecudorean loans.
    Good start!
     
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    Honestly, when I do big bulk loans I let kivalens choose the loans that have the least risk and payback soonest. Apparently Ecuador has a lot of these...
     
  21. milchap
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    Very great anniversary gift !
     
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    Cool!
    I think it's best if you post your revisions to the respective pledge threads -- so nime01 has the relevant info. in the correct place!;)
     
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    Got it :p
     

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