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Kiva – Team FSM

Published October 3rd, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

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I would like to invite everyone to join Team FSM on Kiva.

What is Kiva?

Kiva’s mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.

You browse profiles and decide who gets a few of your dollars.

Currently, Team FSM has 60 members and has donated over $3k, spread out over 130 individual loans. A few projects we’ve helped fund:

* Raw materials to make furniture in Peru
* Grocery Store in Cambodia
* Cattle in Tajikistan

It’s an impressive organization and the money goes directly to the individuals in need. There’s no large overhead or creepy religious missionaries involved. And keep in mind that these are loans – if all goes well the money comes back.

If this is something you’re interested in, please join our team.

UPDATE 10/4/08

Wow – in one day we added 40 new members to Team FSM and over $4000 in new donations!



13 Responses to “Kiva – Team FSM”

  1. Jan van Niekerk says:

    Giving money in the name of the FSM. Isn’t that REAL religion, instead of PARODY religion?

    (On a different topic: The cucumber is a right wing moralistic kiddy brainwashing bible bashing happy smiling uber cool singing dancing pirate. Real kids love Larry more than the FSM. He can pick things up without even having hands.)

  2. maria says:

    give me a ‘hell YESSSSS’ for KIVA.

  3. Clawtilda says:

    As of today, we’ve donated over $11,000 through Kiva.

    We ARRRRRR the best!

  4. Zinc Alloy says:

    It’s a shame this site has not attracted more interest.

    I know money is tight at the moment but if everyone could make one loan, say, every 6 months, imagine the amount of people we’d all be helping.

    May His Noodlyness open everyones eyes.:-)

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