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Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby Long John Silver on Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:01 pm

I've joined team FSM on Kiva today and lent $25 to a restaurant in Uganda (chosen at random). Looking to make a few more loans but there are so many projects to choose from - not sure which ones to pick.

Does anyone have a strategy for picking project? or do you just pick at random?

Which projects would the Noodly One pick?

All advice welcome.

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Re: Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:04 pm

We are all his Noodly Appendages, so whatever we choose, he chooses, and whatever he chooses, we choose. :fsm_float:

Unfortunately I'm unfamiliar with Kiva and the projects one can donate to. I'm sure there aren't any bad ones though. I guess also.. a lot of money in one place is more helpful than it being sprinkled everywhere.
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Re: Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:10 pm

I have a foster childe .
I be a Greenpeace member .
I be a Wilderness Conservationist member and also I donate monthy to buy degraded land in me home town and then our groups clean up the mess and poisons and return the land to Mummy nature and her beasties and critters .
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Re: Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby Long John Silver on Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:27 pm

Mad Willyum Bonney wrote:I be a Wilderness Conservationist member and also I donate monthy to buy degraded land in me home town and then our groups clean up the mess and poisons and return the land to Mummy nature and her beasties and critters .


Glad to hear it Bonney.

I pay the RSPB and the WWT to do the same thing and pay the BTO to go count the beasties and critters (esp. the feathered ones). I do this cos I'm lazy and can't find me wellies.

BTW - Team FSM on Kiva can be found here: http://www.kiva.org/team/fsm

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Re: Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby The Dark Noodle on Sun May 29, 2011 12:17 pm

This series looks at how a small amount of money, used cleverly, could transform the lives of the 1 billion people who currently live below the international poverty line.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFEGwuDKVZI&feature=BFa&list=SL&index=1

This is something I have been contributing to now for a few months via Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster: Kiva Lending Team
http://www.kiva.org/team/fsm
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Re: Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby cmt on Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:01 pm

Got any doubloons to spare? We (Kiva Team Church of the FSM) are aiming at a Million for the Monster - - total loans of $1 million by 3-20-12. We're well on the way, and just need a little push.

If you are going WTF, see below....

If you have loans that have repaid so you have kiva credit, please top it up and loan it out! With just a little push, we can hit that million dollar loan mark.

If anyone is reading this, not familiar with kiva.org, it is a microlending site that fights poverty by small loans in third world countries. With $25 (added to others' contributions) you can fund a street vendor in vendor in Peru http://www.kiva.org/lend/387620 . I've funded cows for a somber farmer in Armenia http://www.kiva.org/lend/375746 and a beauty parlor in Mongolia http://www.kiva.org/lend/335059 . And as they repay, I can loan again!

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is on its way to becoming the highest microloaning religious congregation in the world! Yes, really!
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Re: Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:01 am

Just saw the Kiva total: $989,800.

That's nearly...

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...one MILLION dollars!!!?!
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Re: Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:51 pm

...and we're over the million.

Well done, FSMers everywhere!
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Re: Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby black bart on Wed May 02, 2012 7:35 am

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Re: Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby TDKs on Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:04 pm

Joined and gave $25 to Maria to restock her little shop in the Honduras.
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Re: Joined team FSM on Kiva today

Postby The Dark Noodle on Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:19 am

Kiva Rankings for Religious Congregations


This Month

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
$30,600
Kiva Mormons
$25,250
Catholic Kiva
$20,200
Kiva Baha'is
$15,750
Kiva Muslims
$12,475
Kiva Buddhists
$7,225
Episcopal Church in the United States
$5,925
Unitarian Universalists
$5,300
Kiva Jews
$4,450
Woodlands
$4,125

All time


Kiva Baha'is
$1,557,700
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
$1,494,925
Kiva Mormons
$1,288,825
Catholic Kiva
$884,050
Kiva Muslims
$634,150
Unitarian Universalists
$481,925
Episcopal Church in the United States
$440,400
Kiva Buddhists
$420,950
Woodlands
$321,075
Kiva Jews
$298,850
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