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Discussion in 'Kiva | Loans That Change Lives' started by MissBurrill, May 28, 2011.
Let's hope you reach your next goal quickly
Thank you for caring so much.
Here's hoping you make your next goal. The repayments should help.
This year I did better than two times my goal. My goal for next year is to at least double the number of loans.
What a fantastic goal to have. In this world it is very easy to be selfish and just think about yourself. However, your generosity shows that Mr & Mrs Horseguy truly care about others in the world and perhaps not as fortunate as yourselves.
It truly is a honour to be part of this team where every team member seems to stretch every day just to give one more loan.
We are very fortunate to have so many people together on our team who contribute in such gratifying ways. Without Canucklehead's dedication and tirelessness we probably would not be having our DO in March.
Mr and Mrs Horseguy have inspired us and encouraged us to be more generous and think of new ways to lend together...and their first 10,000 loans must have set a record too. There are a handful of lenders who've made more loans, led by Good Dogg, but nobody has reached that exalted level so quickly, I am sure. Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Horseguy!
Tomorrow is my birthday so while I'm farewelling 32 with prawns, Moet and Star Trek 4 (The One With Whales) I thought of this thread. I get to make a loan tomorrow. I'd love to make 33 loans but can't so need a theme for the loan. Do I even up my stats on male/female recipients? Choose a new country? Loan to a group which is something I don't tend to do? Loan to someone involved in something I consider fun rather than sensible? I can't answer that tonight. Hopefully the wisdom of being a year older tomorrow will help me choose.
I always look for a new country or a fast payoff. Quicker to recycle the funds that way.
Happy Birthday tomorrow to you. My brother's as well.
I've been inspired to get my loan total up to the number of the b'day I'll be celebrating this month!
Otherwise, I like the idea of adding a new country to the mix! Happy Birthday!
I hope it is at least 21.
Well, given that I am up to loan #43 -- I would say so!
ETA: daughter turns 21 in April!
OK, I understand you had her when you were 17, so you've already loaned well beyond your age. I suspect you're going for twice your age. Right?
LOL! Honestly I never think about teh 'number' -- but it is relevant when counting loans!
What about looking for loans that start with the same letter as your first name, or perhaps a theme where they all have to have an animal in the picture.
I think this is a cool idea, I am going to be the big 5-0 this year and on my birthday I am going to go shopping on Kiva and fund loans just because I can.
I wish I had had such good ideas when I was 50. I did not!
I am confident you have many birthdays ahead to lend! Always look forward to the next big lending day, I mean birthday!
I made some loans a few days early to reach 1,000 loans.
Congratulations! You're now a Mille Prestito member, to speak in Starbuckian.
We do need some Elite levels, so here is my modest proposal, with apologies to the good Mr. Schultz:
500 loans= Silver Cinquecento (and the car, the original one, was the vehicle that facilitated fulfillment of many adolescent fantasies for me!)
1000 loans= Gold Mille Prestito
5000 loans= Platinum Cinquemille
10000 loans= Rampante Cavallo Rosso (this one has obvious allusions to Mr & Mrs horseguy, but a bit of Ferrari too!)
20,000 loans= Avanti Volante (anybody who makes this level deserves a Piaggio Avanti, the fastest commercial turboprop plane made today
>50,000 loans= Incredibile Cane Prolifico Fideli (each member at this exalted level needs their own unique name.
Cute, but will we be using acronynms when referring to said achievement levels, as a few are somewhat lengthy!
But of course!
SC= the abbreviation for an excellent State of Brazil, Gisele Bundchen was born there IIRC, and Stephen Colbert's birth state in the US, obviously good things
GMP= Good Manufacturing Process, keeping medicines safe, building a better world
PC= President's Circle, politically correct
RCR= Panchavati, the residence of the Prime Minister of India (7 Race Course Road) and someone who will be grateful for the microloans that will be made by our RCR's when Kiva has included India
AV= NYSE symbol for Avaya, a maker of call center equipment, which is not needed much by Kiva because AV's are a virtual lending community all by themselves.
ICPF=International Commission on Peace and Food http://www.icpd.org/icpf.html which helps deal with people too poor to be eligible for Kiva loans. Anyone who reaches this level is doing so much to help alleviate poverty around the world that they should have an acronym that is also that of such an organization.
Is that better?
I am not comfortable with this suggestion.
It may be intimidating to those team members who do not make many loans.
I made my birthday loan
I first looked at my male female percentages and decided to even it up so a female was a must. I then decided I would go with the idea of choosing a new country. One of my colleagues mentioned that he imports alcohol from one of the Stan countries. Tajikistan had a few loans so I looked at some loans. The one I chose has sheep in the photo which had the knitter in me drooling.
Sounds like you picked the perfect loan.
Which one did you loan to -- will raise a glass to your birthday if they are not fully funded!
Thank you for the offer but when I woke up this morning she was fully funded