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Hubages Kiva team

  1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image48
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago

    A while back a Kiva team for HubPages was created.

    http://www.kiva.org/community/viewTeam?team_id=7628

    The 7 members there have loaned money to projects in the third world.  I had a major chunk of my loans repaid today, so have reloaned this to new projects.

    Do please check it out and if you like the idea sign up.  You really can change someone's life for just $25.

    I'm not promoting my hub, but as I don't have time to answer queries like "how does it work" etc, if you do want to know more there's info on my kiva hub at http://hubpages.com/hub/Kiva---Microlen … or-Poverty

    I guess I am really hoping HubPages can drum up a little more than the seven members we have currently.

    Do please join if you can and support getting people out of poverty!

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      how do you lend the money? paypal or a credit card? it sounds interesting...you can see the people and read about how you help them, which is very intriguing.

      1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image48
        Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        you can fund with paypal.  I'm sure there are other ways too but paypal is easy for me.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for reminding everyone Julie smile With our seven members we have donated a total of $1,200.00 right now... and I just relent $25 that I had gotten back.

    It's fun, and you are helping someone who needs it.

  3. emievil profile image80
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    This is very interesting. First time I've heard of Kiva. I'm reading through the profile and Julie's hub right now. Thanks.

  4. funride profile image72
    funrideposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this wink

    Joined the group and made my first loan, feeling better already smile

  5. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    Great idea. Joined and started. smile

  6. Julie-Ann Amos profile image48
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago

    Yes funride - doesn't it feel good? 

    Got home from the hospital yesterday finally after 2 days there (my Dad's dying of cancer) and TWO HOURS sleep the night before, got up this morning to a note from kiva that $160 of my loans had been repaid - so I relent it to other people.

    In the middle of a horridly depressing time, it was a really good feeling to make a few clicks and do some GOOD for someone else!

  7. emievil profile image80
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Just joined Kiva under the hubpages team.

    @Julie, I was sad to hear about your Dad. Hope you and your family remain strong through this hard time. Thanks for referring us to the Kiva site.

    @Mark, thanks for your loan to one of my countrymen. The place where they are right now is just a few hours away from me. smile

  8. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    @ Julie - Thank you for this.

    @ emievil - small world. I hope it really makes a difference. I can barely buy 2 mangoes for that much money where I live. sad

    1. emievil profile image80
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You bet it will make a difference. It's like times 46 or 47 here smile. That's already a lot for us. Thank you smile

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Bump

  10. Julie-Ann Amos profile image48
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago

    We've just gone from 7 to 11 members, so thank you!

    1. emievil profile image80
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Julie. I was scanning the list of the loans for the team and you guys have really given a lot. Hope to see more members coming in.

      1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image48
        Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Me too.  I think my figures are skewed as I reloan everything the second it's repaid, plus put so much a month into new loans, typcially.

  11. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Wow - great idea!  As soon as hubby is employed I will be helping out too!  Thanks for the information smile

  12. Julie-Ann Amos profile image48
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago

    bump

  13. ripplemaker profile image89
    ripplemakerposted 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this info here Julie.  It warmed my heart a lot when people express their love and care by helping others. I am on my way to read your hub and to learn more about Kiva.  Much love and light... smile

  14. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    This is really good Julie-Ann.. I will join this soon as well smile
    Thanks for the introduction.

  15. emievil profile image80
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    bump again

  16. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Sounds like a great idea, am just gonna check it out now. smile

  17. archdaw profile image59
    archdawposted 7 years ago

    I am going to check it out, BRB!

  18. archdaw profile image59
    archdawposted 7 years ago

    Just got back from doing some extensive research.  I JOINED!!! and DONATED!! under team "HUB TEAM" Thank you for sharing!!

    That felt GOOD!!!

  19. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Welcome aboard smile

  20. archdaw profile image59
    archdawposted 7 years ago

    No, the pleasure is all mine.

  21. LRobbins profile image75
    LRobbinsposted 7 years ago

    I've been a member for over 2 years and for Christmas a couple of years ago instead of buying everyone in my department gifts, I used the money to support 4 people on Kiva.  I love this program and can't say enough good things about it, so while I won't be joining you on HubPages since I'm already active in Kiva, I'm with you in spirit and would encourage everyone to participate.

  22. Julie-Ann Amos profile image48
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago

    Thanks to all of you, whether you donate or not!  Don't underestimate or prejudge whether other people will want to lend or not, do publicise kiva!

  23. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    This article is a bit upsetting

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/busin … amp;emc=th

    What do you all think?

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sure the money still does a lot of good, but that's not as I understood it at all, I certainly feel a little deceived.

  24. emievil profile image80
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Bumping this.

    Has anybody made any new donation in Kiva?

 
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