Team Metafilter hits $50k September 26, 2011 3:11 PM   Subscribe

Kiva Team Metafilter slips through the $50,000 of loans mark.

I thought that deserved a bit of a shout out. Well done to all! Good work parmanparman!
posted by biffa to MetaFilter-Related at 3:11 PM (14 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Congrats team!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:08 PM on September 26, 2011

I need to refund my loan. My first one defaulted. I have $5.21 in my account.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:54 PM on September 26, 2011

go team!
thanks - this reminded me that I had some credit to re-lend
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 7:02 PM on September 26, 2011

Yay! This reminded me that I've been meaning to sign up for Kiva, so I finally did.
posted by pemberkins at 7:37 PM on September 26, 2011

Wonderful! I must join up.
posted by rachaelfaith at 8:10 PM on September 26, 2011

feeling very pleased with my loan choice - I have helped a woman in Sierra Leone buy:

"extra stout - 5 packets @ Le100,000, bottle parrot drink - 10 crates @ Le50,000, savannah - 10 packets @ Le140,000, Carlsberg beer - 10 crates @ Le120,000, soft drink in cans - 5 crates @ Le70,000 and pure drinking water - 20 bundles @ Le2,500."

yup, I'm funding a pub!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:02 PM on September 26, 2011 [6 favorites]

Yay team!

I got to re-loan almost $200 over the weekend :)
posted by vespertine at 9:22 PM on September 26, 2011

Nice goin everyone. My most recent loan-ee was a woman starting a clothing store here in Kenya. At some point I'm hoping to get out to Kisumu to visit her and Obama's grandmother...will post a picture when I do.
posted by allkindsoftime at 2:20 AM on September 27, 2011 [3 favorites]

Thanks for this post. It prompted me to join up and make a couple of loans.
posted by Diag at 2:29 AM on September 27, 2011

Yay MeFites!
posted by deborah at 1:13 PM on September 27, 2011

posted by flippant at 4:06 AM on September 28, 2011

Yes, thanks for posting that.. I had totally forgotten about it.. now signed up.
posted by rich at 9:15 AM on September 28, 2011

Yay team! Glad to see the update.
posted by garnetgirl at 2:34 PM on September 28, 2011

So many people helped us get to this thread today. Thank you. The toughest part of online annual fund campaigning is keeping up momentum year on year. In the first year, we went to 25K in around 12 months. In the second 12 months, we efficiently got to 46,925 by May 2011's appeal - meaning an 8.7% drop in loans in year two. Four months into year three, we have loaned around 16.7 percent of our Y1 total. We may see an astonishing 44% drop in real participation by May 2012.

I stepped down as captain and got Jessamyn to take my place but the responsibility for raising awareness was still an open question filled in with bits by me and a few others. I would really love to see someone step forward to take care of the team and to do the appeal in a meaningful way which does not fatigue Metafilter's members unnecessarily. We've shown Mefites can act globally to make a difference. I hope you will make a loan and take this opportunity to be an actor for the common good in your community.
posted by parmanparman at 5:14 PM on September 28, 2011

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