Kiva going strong February 24, 2012 4:13 AM   Subscribe

Kiva Team Metafilter Just relending my balance and noticed that we've gone through the $60,000 mark.
posted by lloyder to MetaFilter-Related at 4:13 AM (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Used clothing in Ghana copy cat.
posted by biffa at 4:26 AM on February 24, 2012

And they're all delmoi!
posted by cjorgensen at 8:13 AM on February 24, 2012

Sweet! I just re-lent last night! I love when my balance gets back up to $25--re-lending is just as fun as the original loan!
posted by wallaby at 9:48 AM on February 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

Thanks for making this post - I just joined the team!
posted by ladygypsy at 11:51 AM on February 24, 2012

Metafilter is the #4 club all time in the amount loaned. We're #4!! Relending my balance now...
posted by mattbucher at 1:33 PM on February 24, 2012

I am on two Kiva teams: Nerdfighters, from whom I get an email every day full of chatter and Metafilter, who never sends me emails. I prefer Metafilter. Thank you all.
posted by Duffington at 4:23 PM on February 24, 2012

I get so mad when I realize that the only people not paying back my loans are the ones I did in New Orleans. Makes me want to drive down there and shoplift.

Also: go team us!
posted by ColdChef at 7:24 PM on February 24, 2012

Sad to say I've become disillusioned with Keva and while I am on the MF team it is only until I can pull the rest of the $ out. Godspeed to the team though, good job
posted by edgeways at 9:25 PM on February 24, 2012

I just joined and am slightly overwhelmed - any tips on how y'all have picked borrowers?
posted by naoko at 1:53 AM on February 25, 2012

Just to say that I just joined too. I've been looking for something like this and didn't realise it was right under my nose!
posted by crocomancer at 12:58 PM on February 25, 2012

any tips on how y'all have picked borrowers?

My own personal philosophy for this has involved just lending to females in the retail sector. I don't know that there's a wrong way to do it. Just read a bunch of profiles and find one that strikes you.
posted by mattbucher at 1:50 PM on February 25, 2012

I'm sorry. I just re-loaned my balance but credited it to the atheists. I'm with you in (metaphorical) spirit though!
posted by arcticwoman at 2:18 PM on February 25, 2012

Thanks for the reminder this exists; signed up today. Man, my karma would be soooo damn good if I would just go ahead and do all the things I keep meaning to do.
posted by Mooski at 4:12 PM on February 27, 2012

I was excited to see us over the 60K.

I'm on my 28th loan which is kind of crazy but really it's all the re-lending (and a soft spot for Mongolian cobblers).

In terms of picking borrowers -- I read somewhere (but I'm not sure where) that statistically single (as in not group funded) men in the middle east were less likely to be funded. Women & groups of women are funded earlier/faster. I tend to fund smaller loans for individuals who are craftsfolk/tradesmen or farmers -- folks providing "essential" service, more or less.
posted by countrymod at 9:51 AM on March 12, 2012

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