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Re: KIVA

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:42 am

Visiting the Kiva site to recycle yet another loan (I don't actually put a lot of money in, but it sure gets around! :smile: ) I found they have recently added another kind of loan mechanism, "Kiva Zip", which has a more direct connection between borrower and lenders. The theory is that it cuts costs and enhances social connections. Read all about it here: https://zip.kiva.org/learn
I haven't decided yet whether it's a good move or not. I welcome other members' thoughts.

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Re: KIVA

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:48 am

I don't know, Kim.
I would be interested to hear what others have to say as well.
In the meantime, if people don't know, they can pledge a $25 loan "for free" here: http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/ben6779
kind regards,

Ben
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Re: KIVA

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:16 pm

Another initiative from Kiva, and this one is specially for teachers: KivaU is Kiva for the classroom.
http://www.kiva.org/do-more/kivau/intro/

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