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Join Date: May 2000
Location: NorCal - SMF area
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Welcome to the FlyerTalkers lending team! Fifty members!That is a nice benchmark, and I see our loans total up to $4,325.00 today as well.
Even in this down-in-the-dumps economy, FT is making a difference - and I suspect we can travel to any number of places and know someone there has been empowered by the team's efforts. (This is not even taking into consideration the loans made by members before they joined the team, which are not shown as team efforts on kiva.org.)
We surpassed our goal of $5,000. Congratulations to all who have lent through the FT team and contributed to meeting our goal!
How about we add a few zeros to that number? Here is a global challenge for all of FlyerTalk:
If every member of FlyerTalk.com (all 197,793 members) makes at least one $25 loan on their credit card of choice through our Kiva lending team we can generate:
$4,944,825 in loans
$98,896.50 in cashback rebates (@ 2%) or
at least 4,944,825 frequent flyers miles
Right now the biggest team on Kiva has loaned a measly $500,000.
The people on this thread are off to a great start, but this concept needs to spread to every member of the FT community. Everyone on FT could use 25 miles or a little cashback, so what is stopping FT from dominating the Kiva leaderboard? As our team motto says, "We want to fight global poverty while earning miles." Let's get earning.