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The FlyerTalk Lending Team on Kiva:
improving lives a small loan at a time.

Kiva.org is the not-for-profit microlending organization that networks people willing to lend to small entrepreneurs in developing nations using available technology and international networking / collaboration, and how Kiva.org had become an approved FlyerTalk charity thanks to TalkBoard's approval June 29, 2008 <link> It is listed on the FlyerTalk Cares page.

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"Kiva is a grassroots project started by a team with a big idea: one-to-one, real-time lending to the poor via the Internet. Currently, we take no cut of the loan you make through our site -- 100% goes to the entrepreneur. We suggest a 10% donation, in addition to your loan, to help us cover our costs. Kiva is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax-deductible for US taxpayers." (Suggested donations for administrative overhead, low though that is, are not required - you may lend 100% if you so choose.)
Since June 2008, a FlyerTalker Lending Team has formed on Kiva.org; there were ten of us with 55 loans worth $1,375.00 as of Feb 27, 2009. But...

As of 15 May 2016 it's 607 FlyerTalk lending team who have lent $2,209,175 in 37,092 loans!

Our motto is: "We loan because: We want to fight global poverty while earning miles."

This is tangible evidence Flyertalk Cares! There are likely other FlyerTalkers on Kiva who have not joined - if you are one of them, do so now to show your and FT's support and involvement. If you haven't lent yet, check it out - you may want to join up. For the low-income entrepreneurs on five continents who are requesting loans, microlending is significant - and it takes a lot of drops to fill the bucket. (Read on to see updates!)

Now, we can see this sophisticated network link resources from those who can lend (no interest, sorry!) with those who are needy, worthy and screened by local NGOs and have a need to start / expand their small business to enhance their and their families' survival. And, using PayPal and your FFP/FFG linked card or account, you can earn miles or points with many loans!

FlyerTalkers are lending, and fulfilling one of FT's seminal values, that of "paying it forward."

Read more about Kiva.org, who supports and enables it (Intel, Google, Paypal, Intuit and many others,) and see if you have $25.00 (or more) you can lend someone deserving in a land you have visited and enjoyed (or not.)

This is how it works:


Add your experiences here, or if you haven't joined... won't you consider joining the FlyerTalker Lending Team?

You can see who the latest FT borrowers are (some still possibly needing loans) here

For ease, you can click here: Subscribe to FlyerTalker Lending Team on Kiva.org

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Old Mar 1, 09, 1:36 pm   #16
  
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Chicago - West Loop
Programs: AA Exp Plat, Hyatt Diamond, SPG Gold, Hilton Diamond,Starbucks Gold
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Joined yesterday and made two loans.
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Old Mar 1, 09, 2:19 pm   #17
  
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I also joined today and made two loans - unfortunately the first one didn't count toward the FT total because I made it before I joined the team.

It's not possible to credit that loan retroactively, so if anyone else signs up, make sure you join the team first and then make your loans!
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Old Mar 2, 09, 7:12 am   #18
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Location: AA Plat / UA NOTHING / Alaska 75K / Hyatt Diamond / SPG LT Plat / Marriott Gold / Priority Club Plat / Hertz Pres
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Anyone else sense a KivaDoo in their future?
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Old Mar 2, 09, 8:25 am   #19
  
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Hey all,

Have been lending on KIVA for a while, but joined the team today. My future loans will certainly count for the team!

Cheers,

GenevaFlyer
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Old Mar 10, 09, 8:13 pm   #20
Moderator: American AAdvantage, Mexico, Technical Support and Feedback, and Talkboard Topics
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Sure enough! Welcome all - I only wish my 42 loans prior to joining the team could count as well!

FlyerTalkers Lending Team
Number of Team Members: 24
Number of Loans: 83
Number of Loans per Member: 3.46
Total Amount Loaned: $2,525.00
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Old Mar 12, 09, 1:28 pm   #21
  
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Glad to see this in TalkMail!

I have been with Kiva since April 2007, and have half a dozen friends participating now.

I joined this group, and my next loans will go through here!
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Old Mar 12, 09, 4:55 pm   #22
  
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Thanks for setting this up JDiver! I will be sure to make some loans as part of the FT team!
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Old Mar 13, 09, 7:22 am   #23
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I'm in! Thanks for organizing, JDiver!
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Old Mar 14, 09, 4:41 pm   #24
  
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Great site! I've never heard of anything like this before. Signed up and made my first loan today.
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Old Mar 18, 09, 6:28 pm   #25
  
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Another who joined in april 2007.A great idea.I have just resigned from Australia and officially become a part of the FT team.A great pity our previous loans dont count but all future loans will.
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Old Mar 18, 09, 6:42 pm   #26
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I'll be joining in a couple months and making some loans when I have a little more disposable income (getting things paid off now)
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Old Mar 18, 09, 7:35 pm   #27
  
Join Date: Feb 2005
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I'm in (and just made my first loan to someone far, far away).

Thanks for setting this up!
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Old Mar 19, 09, 12:14 am   #28
  
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In, great idea.

Stats as of today:
Number of Team Members 36
Number of Loans 93
Number of Loans per Member 2.58
Total Amount Loaned $2,875.00

Last edited by yyz_atc_lj; Mar 19, 09 at 12:30 am Reason: update team stats
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Old Mar 19, 09, 8:33 am   #29
Moderator: American AAdvantage, Mexico, Technical Support and Feedback, and Talkboard Topics
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Welcome! I'll have to add something to the stats, as I just got an e-mail another loan is paid and I have credit. No interest, gotta lend it out again...

Number of Team Members 36
Number of Loans 94
Number of Loans per Member 2.61
Total Amount Loaned $2,900.00

And approaching $3,000!

I feel like Citi... er, no, MUCH better than that! My e-mail today says:

Below is the repayment update on your Kiva Portfolio:
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Cookery Sellers Group in Makeni, Sierra Leone (Activity: Cafe)
You loaned $50.00
Newly Repaid: Still Raising Funds
Total Repaid So Far: 0% of $50.00 (Still Raising Funds)
View Group Profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=95406
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Sam Chhorn in Cambodia (Activity: Cereals)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $1.39
Total Repaid So Far: $20.83 (83.32% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=23786&_te=ru
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Donald Agustín Betanco Portillo in Nicaragua (Activity: Machine Shop)
You Loaned: $50.00
Newly Repaid: $2.08
Total Repaid So Far: $16.67 (33.34% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=44848&_te=ru
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Ham Phoin in Cambodia (Activity: Construction)
You Loaned: $50.00
Newly Repaid: $2.78
Total Repaid So Far: $25.00 (50.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=45549&_te=ru
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Sabiduría Group in Peru (Activity: Retail)
You Loaned: $100.00
Newly Repaid: $16.67
Total Repaid So Far: $100.00 (100.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=54726&_te=ru
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Marlene Cruz Galeao in Nicaragua (Activity: Services)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $2.08
Total Repaid So Far: $12.50 (50.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=55672&_te=ru
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Jose Ernesto De La Cruz Mata in Mexico (Activity: Retail)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $1.92
Total Repaid So Far: $11.54 (46.16% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=56585&_te=ru
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Genith in Peru (Activity: Motorcycle Transport)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $4.17
Total Repaid So Far: $25.00 (100.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=57033&_te=ru
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Trabajando Unidos Group in Honduras (Activity: General Store)
You Loaned: $50.00
Newly Repaid: $4.17
Total Repaid So Far: $25.00 (50.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=57395&_te=ru
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Ruben Rafael Lacaán Tzul in Guatemala (Activity: Weaving)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $1.04
Total Repaid So Far: $6.25 (25.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=57742&_te=ru
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Dickson Otieno in Kenya (Activity: Milk Sales)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $1.39
Total Repaid So Far: $8.33 (33.32% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=57914&_te=ru
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Grace Akinyi in Kenya (Activity: Clothing)
You Loaned: $50.00
Newly Repaid: $2.78
Total Repaid So Far: $16.67 (33.34% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=57916&_te=ru
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Sopheap Ros in Cambodia (Activity: Food Production/Sales)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $1.39
Total Repaid So Far: $8.34 (33.36% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=57929&_te=ru
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Rim Sok in Cambodia (Activity: Used Clothing)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $2.08
Total Repaid So Far: $12.50 (50.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=58139&_te=ru
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Sao Roeung in Cambodia (Activity: Furniture Making)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $2.08
Total Repaid So Far: $12.50 (50.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=58141&_te=ru
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Guillermo Rodriguez Rivera in Mexico (Activity: Services)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $12.50
Total Repaid So Far: $25.00 (100.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=59790&_te=ru
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Reyna Ahuanari Diaz in Peru (Activity: Fish Selling)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $4.17
Total Repaid So Far: $16.67 (66.68% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=67546&_te=ru
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Maria in Peru (Activity: Motorcycle Transport)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $4.17
Total Repaid So Far: $16.67 (66.68% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=67565&_te=ru
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Sununa Namuyanja's Group in Uganda (Activity: Metal Shop)
You Loaned: $50.00
Newly Repaid: $12.50
Total Repaid So Far: $50.00 (100.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=68356&_te=ru
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Gaudence Nyirasafali in Rwanda (Activity: Fish Selling)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $0.10
Total Repaid So Far: $9.47 (37.88% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=68540&_te=ru
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Run Thida in Cambodia (Activity: Farming)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $1.38
Total Repaid So Far: $5.55 (22.20% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=68703&_te=ru
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Muth Sam in Cambodia (Activity: Livestock)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $1.38
Total Repaid So Far: $5.55 (22.20% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=68705&_te=ru
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Kayunga market Group in Uganda (Activity: Farming)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $1.56
Total Repaid So Far: $1.56 (6.24% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=89045&_te=ru
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Bui Thi Lan Anh's Group in Viet Nam (Activity: Retail)
You Loaned: $25.00
Newly Repaid: $1.00
Total Repaid So Far: $1.00 (4.00% of your loan)
View loan profile at:
http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=90814&_te=ru

Last edited by JDiver; Mar 19, 09 at 10:30 am Reason: add current stats
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Old Mar 20, 09, 7:51 pm   #30
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Posts: 52,120
Yahoo! We're at $3,000.00 leaned to needy entrepreneurs in developing countries!

From February 27 2009

Number of Team Members 10
Number of Loans 55
Number of Loans per Member 5.5
Total Amount Loaned $1,375.00

to today,

Number of Team Members 36
Number of Loans 97
Number of Loans per Member 2.69
Total Amount Loaned $3,000.00

Go FlyerTalkers!
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