Kiva Team FSM has reached $2 Million in Loans

Published March 24th, 2014 by Bobby Henderson


Team FSM has reached $2 Million in loans on the micro-lending site Kiva. We’re now the top-lending religious congregation on Kiva, above the Buddhists, Catholics, Muslims, and — especially pleasing to me – above the Mormons, who we’ve been in a friendly competition with for years. Congratulations everyone!

suck it, mormons

What is Kiva? Kiva is a platform where you can make small loans to people in poor areas that need help starting small business. We make small, interest-free loans towards the projects we support, and Kiva combines them to fund the loan to the person who wants to build a small workshop, farm, restaurant, fruit stand, etc. These are interest-fee loans in places like Cambodia, Peru, Uganda — places where traditional bank lending to the poor is unavailable (or predatory). Kiva ensures that the loans are paid out and that the money is paid back. A lot of us feel this is the best way of bringing economic growth to the poorest areas.

I’ve had a good experience with Kiva and I encourage anyone interested to check it out. And please join our amazing team and help us continue to trounce the mainstream religion teams.

2,312 Responses to “Kiva Team FSM has reached $2 Million in Loans”

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  1. Gnocchi Saint Pudding says:

    It’s good to be back again, thanks. Captain, are you still growing fruit and Keith still home-brewing? I still go bushwacking and will only leave again in November. I will happily spend my coastal “winter” talking to you guys again. Hope the other regulars whose posts I also so enjoyed will post more frequently. Presently aide am sitting on some rocks, staring out over an achingly lovely blue sea, hoping the Flying Spaghetti Monster will fly By and really make my day complete. Hope springs eternal. Wish all Pastafarians out there a happy weekend. Don’t forget to say your prayers, guys!

    • Captain Birdseye says:

      I anchor in the Tropics so it would be difficult to not have fruit growing on deck. At the moment I have buckets-full of passion fruit, avocado and mandarin; mulberries, peaches and pineapple follow soon; pomegranate, figs, mangoes and Muscat grapes later. I give them away to scurvy dogs or trade for rum.
      Does your Hassidic Highlander husband still serenade you with his Kosher bagpipes?
      Keep away from the Kraken!

    • Keith says:

      It will be good to chew the fat again. I don’t do home brewing any more. I have to many “must be done now” things to do these days. The FSM will fly by if you fill up the tank. I will be taking a “sabbatical” at my brother’s place for a week so will be incommunicado for that time. It’s a big time stress break. Enjoy your bushwhacking In nomine spaghetti.

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