Why so few fundraising loans?

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  1. DAS02135
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    There are only 281 loans available right now. That's the lowest number by a significant margin that I can remember seeing over the last 2 years. What's going on? Anything to be concerned about?
     
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    Good question. Kiva had about 240 on Dec. 31 after the holiday splurge and has never really gotten the loan total back up. 190 now. There might be 0 in a day or two. That has happened before, but it was two years ago.
    Some history of this situation here:
    http://www.kivafriends.org/index.php/topic,985.0.html
    I certainly have no idea what's going on. I'll be making more KivaZip loans this week.
     
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    Fundacion Paraguaya has come through with a number of group loans to be funded this evening.
     
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    Down to 151 loans. The biggest drop in loan numbers is usually the weekend after repayments begin. Not much has been added this week to counter the dip. Still, there are some nice high quality FPs with listings, like Fundacion Paraguaya, as miles and smiles mentioned.
     
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    Down to 81 loans now.
     
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    Pretty soon, all that will be left are some large US and Middle Eastern loans. I don't think we'll see Kiva hit zero, but it may get close if new loans don't post soon.................
     
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    Nothing left in the Southern Asian nations and Africa. Only 1 in Central America and a handful in South America!
     
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    Only 68 loans at the moment.
     
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    It feels kind of cleansing in a way.

    I feel kind of sorry for Wilder though. He may have the stigma of being the Last One Funded. Still better than expiring though.
     
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    Hopefully more loans soon! Most of them are 14 months+
     
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    Apparently Kiva tweeted that more inventory will be available "soon"
     
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    About 6 hours ago, they tweeted:

    Kiva@Kiva
    We're experiencing low inventory on the site. But don't worry, more loans, including loans in Africa will be posted soon!

    Now they are down to 62 loans. Lowest since Jan. 2011.
     
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    Now 53!!!
     
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    They must be adding, just looked, up to 59 if it was at 53 before.
     
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    It's kind of fun to watch when it gets like this. Attractive loans get snapped up like a piece of meat thrown into a school of piranha.

    All I can say is it's nice to see so many consecutive days with no expiries.

    It doesn't help personal or team stats not having many loans to go after, but in the end it's about helping people to help themselves. There will be more loans coming soon enough.
     
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    Yes, the small loans and the loans to women go in a matter of minutes.
     
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    Kiva has awoken. New small loans are posting from a variety of countries. They are, of course, going fast.............
     
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