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Mar 26, 18, 9:23 am
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Posted By oliver2002

This month I had a blodd boiling moment with Kiva...

This month I had a blodd boiling moment with Kiva again. So I lent money in July 2014 to a project run by Caritas Uganda, a global church funded charity:
https://www.kiva.org/lend/706146



In...
Nov 27, 17, 3:43 am
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Posted By oliver2002

As mentioned above I don't use Kiva as MS...

As mentioned above I don't use Kiva as MS vehicle, but just curate the 1000$ collected at SMD1&2. No withdrawals or contributions made since then. I understand what Kiva is all about, but am still...
Nov 12, 17, 11:52 pm
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Posted By oliver2002

I'm curating 1000$ collected at SMD 1 & 2 back in...

I'm curating 1000$ collected at SMD 1 & 2 back in 2009-10 and relend it without withdrawal, and the losses are staggering.

Deposits
Your deposits $1,000.00
Kiva Card redemptions $0.00
Kiva...
Oct 18, 17, 3:01 am
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Posted By oliver2002

The donation is not mandatory, if you click on...

The donation is not mandatory, if you click on the amount you can dial it down to 0.

What annoys me the most is that they happily pass on the risk of default, but don't share the profits they make...
Jun 28, 17, 1:00 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Remember while you are shown pictures and told...

Remember while you are shown pictures and told the story behind the loan, more often the cash collected goes into a pot with the local partner and is disbursed to all their projects.
Dec 20, 15, 8:05 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Quit Team? Impact Updated Hourly 569 Team...

Quit Team?
Impact Updated Hourly
569
Team Members
$1,849,225
Amount Loaned
32,319
Loans
56.8
Loans per member
Dec 2, 15, 1:35 am
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Posted By oliver2002

I'm pretty certain the field 'partners' get their...

I'm pretty certain the field 'partners' get their cut and don't have such a high default rate. As I curate these 1000$ once collected at two FT events I have no personal stake in it, but it really...
Jul 22, 15, 6:26 am
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Posted By oliver2002

It really depends what loans you pick. Last year...

It really depends what loans you pick. Last year capital one was matching 'loans' to US based Kiva affiliates and I put quite a bit of loans there. Many of them defaulted.

I'm administering 1000$...
Feb 18, 14, 1:24 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Administering the SMD 1 & 2 donations of 500$...

Administering the SMD 1 & 2 donations of 500$ each over the past 4 years I've lost 68$ to delinquents... :( The auto donation is a pain, I always have to remove the amount.
...
Aug 29, 13, 3:37 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Just saw the FT team cross the 500k line! ...

Just saw the FT team cross the 500k line!

$501,500
Jun 22, 12, 4:24 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Just sort by amount left then repayment term: ...

Just sort by amount left then repayment term:

http://www.kiva.org/lend?sortBy=amountLeft#/?&sortBy=repaymentTerm
May 29, 12, 7:48 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Just made the 170th loan using repayments for the...

Just made the 170th loan using repayments for the SMD1&2 account.
Apr 30, 12, 2:46 am
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Posted By oliver2002

I guess FTer have not discovered their altruist...

I guess FTer have not discovered their altruist sentiment yet... alternatively they must have other means to get CC spend up or redeem Amex GCs in a different route. :D
Jan 23, 12, 5:21 am
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Posted By oliver2002

SMD 1 & 2 had two defaults in the past 5 weeks......

SMD 1 & 2 had two defaults in the past 5 weeks... Lost about 10-15$ :(
Nov 7, 11, 7:16 am
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Posted By oliver2002

tommy777 has asked me to clarify my 'dual use'...

tommy777 has asked me to clarify my 'dual use' comment in post #715: I meant that the MP lending has two purposes: altruism (http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/altruism) and publicity...
Oct 31, 11, 1:47 am
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Posted By oliver2002

The last thing a Kiva donation/microlend activity...

The last thing a Kiva donation/microlend activity should be is to show if your(team)s is larger than others. MPs lending bonanza has dual use and its been stated a few times that FTs Kiva team is not...
Oct 26, 11, 2:12 am
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Posted By oliver2002

SMD 1&2 just relent 175$ that came back. The...

SMD 1&2 just relent 175$ that came back. The 130th loan!
Aug 23, 11, 10:47 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Thats where Kiva's supervision (presumably) kicks...

Thats where Kiva's supervision (presumably) kicks in. More here: http://www.kiva.org/about/risk
Aug 23, 11, 2:04 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Just reloaned 25$ from the SMD account. :cool: ...

Just reloaned 25$ from the SMD account. :cool:

@JohnnyColombia I wouldn't take the texts so seriously. The loans you give to Kiva flow to the partner and approximately to the mentioned person. A...
Aug 16, 11, 1:36 am
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Posted By oliver2002

100$ reloaned from the SMD 1&2 account!

100$ reloaned from the SMD 1&2 account!
Jul 11, 11, 2:40 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Just made a reloan 25$ and bought the total to...

Just made a reloan 25$ and bought the total to exactly 123 000 :D
Jul 7, 11, 1:44 am
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Posted By oliver2002

reloaned 50$ of SMD 1&2 funds that came back....

reloaned 50$ of SMD 1&2 funds that came back. Nice to see the FT team above 122k now!^
Jun 15, 11, 11:23 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Just reloaned 100$ from the SMD 1 & 2 fund that...

Just reloaned 100$ from the SMD 1 & 2 fund that came back this week.

http://www.kiva.org/lender/starmegado2009
May 6, 11, 2:27 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Did a 25$ today and now everything but 35 cents...

Did a 25$ today and now everything but 35 cents of the 1000$ are out on loans :) http://www.kiva.org/lender/starmegado2009
Jan 24, 11, 2:05 am
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Posted By oliver2002

Discovered we had 150$ on hand again, quickly...

Discovered we had 150$ on hand again, quickly recycled them all. The next 6 months are going to yield more:

Due Scheduled Loans
2011-2 $142.29 50
2011-3 $166.38 49
2011-4 $105.44 44...
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