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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.

"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 Dec 29, 09, 8:58 am
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Are there any tools out there to help sort & sift through the available loans based upon my criteria?

I've been lucky since joining that most of my loans have started paying back and I've already rolled over those payments into new loans. To keep that money rolling, I'd like a to be able to select more easily those to whom I lend. I have 9 currently and those should pay off enough each month to fund 1 or 2 more.

Thanks.
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Old Dec 29, 09, 8:26 pm
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So, it's the end of the year, I was looking for charities, and kiva looks very appropriate. $25 later, and I am FlyerTalker member number 102.
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Old Dec 30, 09, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by ramolnar View Post
So, it's the end of the year, I was looking for charities, and kiva looks very appropriate. $25 later, and I am FlyerTalker member number 102.
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Old Jan 15, 10, 11:15 am
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Credits are starting to come in today for February payments - I have enough to make a few more loans.
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Old Jan 16, 10, 12:22 am
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Hi,

2 more loans for the team!

Cheers,

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Old Jan 18, 10, 3:10 am
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$20,000.00

Statistic Name FlyerTalkers
Number of Team Members 103
Number of Loans 642
Number of Loans per Member 6.23
Total Amount Loaned $20,000.00

Repayments are in, time to relend
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Old Jan 18, 10, 3:58 am
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Cool!

Went online to loan, but there's a lack of loans available at the moment Will check back later
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Old Jan 18, 10, 7:02 am
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I can fund 2 loans but there aren't too many available this morning so I'm just going to wait.
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Old Jan 24, 10, 11:51 am
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All,

Oliver made the 500USD investment a while back, but it seems like he didn't do it in the Flyertalk group for some reason.

Here's the profile link: http://www.kiva.org/lender/starmegado2009

Does anyone know how/if we can get in to the Flyertalk group?

Thanks
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Old Jan 24, 10, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by tommy777 View Post
All,

Oliver made the 500USD investment a while back, but it seems like he didn't do it in the Flyertalk group for some reason.

Here's the profile link: http://www.kiva.org/lender/starmegado2009

Does anyone know how/if we can get in to the Flyertalk group?

Thanks
Thanks for doing that, Tommy.

To join FlyerTalk, click on Community Tab, search for FlyerTalk, click Join Group, log in, then do whatever it says.
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Old Jan 24, 10, 12:04 pm
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Thanks for doing that, Tommy.

To join FlyerTalk, click on Community Tab, search for FlyerTalk, click Join Group, log in, then do whatever it says.
Thank you, lili.

I'll have Oliver do that tomorrow
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Old Jan 30, 10, 5:21 am
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Wow!

Victims of their own success! Due to an oversubscription in lenders there is currently only 1 team looking to be loaned funds! Unless they have a database problem or I have messed up the search filters!

Hope more loan requests come along soon as I have funds burning a hole in my account!
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Old Jan 30, 10, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by Jenbel View Post
Cool!

Went online to loan, but there's a lack of loans available at the moment Will check back later
Originally Posted by Mary2e View Post
I can fund 2 loans but there aren't too many available this morning so I'm just going to wait.
Ah, so it wasn't something I did wrong!
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Old Jan 30, 10, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by Aerotec View Post
Wow!

Victims of their own success! Due to an oversubscription in lenders there is currently only 1 team looking to be loaned funds! Unless they have a database problem or I have messed up the search filters!

Hope more loan requests come along soon as I have funds burning a hole in my account!
No, you're correct. They had a message on the site saying they were out of groups to loan to. I gave several Kiva gift certificates for the holidays and few of the people I've given them to have been able to make a loan due to there being no one to give money to.
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Old Jan 30, 10, 4:50 pm
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Is the lack of loans some how related to Haiti? I've actually stopped putting new money into Kiva and just reloaning my old money because I donated to Haiti relief.

I find it odd that Kiva would be out of loans at a time when I would think many would be donating to other organizations.
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