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Loan-A-Thon Dates:
January 1+2 (New Years)
April 1+2 (April Fools)
July 1+2 (near Muhammad Yunus' birthday and many national sovereignty celebrations)
October 31+November 1 (Halloween)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

July 1st 2010 - Loan-A-Thon - Praise Muhammad

Praise Muhammad... Muhammad Yunus, of course, Nobel Peace Prize winner and the grandfather of micro-finance. This years July 1st 2010 Loan-A-Thon is in celebration of Yunus' birthday (June 28th). Yunus created the micro-finance industry decades ago by founding the Grameen Bank and the social business philosophies developed there are sweeping the global.
The Loan-A-Thon will take place during the 48 hour period from July 1st to July 2nd 2010 (Pacific Time... of course you're always welcome to celebrate in your own time zone). To participate in the Loan-A-Thon all you have to do is make a loan (preferably with new money you've added to Kiva specifically for the Loan-A-Thon... but recycled money is always welcome) during the specified time frame and, if you like, post to the team message board to let everyone know you've participated.

Some team members make pledges in advance for how much new money they will be lending during the Loan-A-Thon to encourage others to follow their lead. Personally, I pledge $100 in new money towards this loan-a-thon.

We have raised $1.5 million dollars since last year at this time. Our current total is $2,158,675.00. We are rapidly approaching 10,000 team members.

Joe from our team gives a good explanation of the other reason we celebrate on July 1st:
In honor of those throughout history who have thrown off the yoke of oppressive governments in July, we will lend capital to our fellow Humans who need it so that they can throw off the oppressive yoke of poverty!

Cheers,
Pete

21 comments:

Gregory Fearon said...

how can we track our totals for this drive? will you post a Facebook message? or ??

Tropical Pete said...

The results for the Loan-a-Thon are:

New members: 18
New loans: 552
Total loaned: $15,375

張怡 said...

Of two evils choose the least.............................................................

雅莊王edgd春2蕙婷余惠其 said...

開心不開心都是一天,祝您能夠笑著面對一切!............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

成功多屬於那些很快做出決定,卻又不輕易變更的人。而失敗也經常屬於那些很難做出決定,卻又經常變更的人..................................................................

terriyoung201 said...

德不孤,必有鄰。文不獨,必有應!............................................................

溫緯李娟王季 said...

感謝您的分享!我也學到很多!............................................................

承蘋承蘋 said...

認真的看完~~幫你推一下............................................................

陳璇竹陳璇竹 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE............................................................

李威昌v彥霖 said...

如果你批評他人。你就沒有時間付出愛............................................................

黃智樺黃智樺 said...

世界上沒有本來就應該的事,因為老天爺也沒有劇本.......................................................

家唐銘 said...

馬丁路德:「即使知道明天世界即將毀滅,我仍願在今天種下一棵小樹。」............................................................

bellas15612 said...

請繼續發表好文!加油加油加油!............................................................

鄭雅雯 said...

Subtlety is better than force. ......................................................................

靜蔡蔡蔡蔡怡 said...

看到你的更新是一種幸福!..................................................................

沛汝 said...

成功可招引朋友,挫敗可考驗朋友......................................................................

幸平平平平杰 said...

精彩,thanks!............................................................

159fsaf said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

王雅俊 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。............................................................

The Money Paradise said...

This man has helped the world a lot. he has changed so many lives by introducing the idea of micro finance. today it is buzz word and a huge industry across the world. this is only because this economist.
The positive change this man has brought in rural area of Bangladesh cannot be summarized in words or books or even libraries. he has helped the change to take place where it was most impossible.

Melissa M Arnold said...

Quit making money... Money is one of the least material features of your life!