Our Kiva Team just hit $3 Million

Published April 23rd, 2016 by Bobby Henderson

Thanks everyone — our Kiva Team just hit $3 Million in loans.



What is Kiva? Kiva is a organization that lets us give small loans to people in the third world 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.

Nice work everyone! If you haven’t already, please consider joining us here.

45 Responses to “Our Kiva Team just hit $3 Million”

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  1. Rasputin says:

    Hey everyone write here!

    • u dont me says:

      i dont like u
      i hate u
      u make me angry
      thats what i call happyienesssfssas

  2. YoungPastafarian says:

    Still behind mormons ;/

    • Keith says:

      The Mormons are rich bastards who do not spend money on beer.

      • Pastanaut says:

        They do spend their money on golden plates however.

        • The Sauceror says:

          When you rake in as much dough as the Mormon church does, you can have golden plates, golden forks, golden colanders, and golden napkins. You can even sit on a gold chair while eating off a gold table– and then pay your maids minimum wage to clean up after you. The LDS church fleeces enough money from its’ flock that it could solve a lot of poverty issues in the world. However, the Mormon church would much rather let a small percentage (approximately 5 to 10 percent) of its’ mandatory charitable donations trickle down to the poor, and invest the remaining amount in more “prophet-able” investments. Not only are the churches’ tithes completely tax exempt, but the LDS church leaders get to pat themselves on their extremely wealthy backs for the generosity of their charitable organization.

        • Apprentice Frederic says:

          Dear Sauceror, good examples, but you forgot about “…and poop into a golden toilet…” – but they’re probably somewhere inside the Tabernacle where it is closed to non-Mormons. Again, it only took a century and a half to get the modern LDS church, kinda sobering to think about the ones that have had 5 or 10 or 20 centuries, LOFLMAO.

        • Rasputin says:

          Do they have golden showers?

        • The Sauceror says:

          They better, or my Borched Mesom is NOT going.

      • Apprentice Frederic says:

        Fair enough, though it is amusing to remember that the Mormons were the Branch Davidians of the 19-th century, hounded from pillar to post in the US for their nutty religion. Now they are the epitome of right-wing conservatism. D’you suppose that there is a moral for pastafarians somewhere in that story? (…snd not all Mormons are as rich as Mitt Romney….)

        • Pastanaut says:

          I think that shows that maybe pastafarianism will someday become one of the world’s top religions. Maybe even then it will be the worlds’ top religion if and or when we make it to Mars.

    • John Mica says:

      The Mormons are much larger and have many more members. In fact, I think our ratio of members to donations may be higher than theirs.

      • John Mica says:

        Wait, no. They have half as many members. Still, they’re a larger established religion.

        • Rasputin says:

          Hey Mica, the Pastafarians are an older religion than the Morons, but the Morons have had an established church for longer. We’re catching up.

        • Bane says:

          Rasputin, John, and all the other FSM cultists, may you rot as the fools that you are.

          Disabled toilet.

        • Pastadamus says:

          Again with the “Disabled toilet”! I take personal offense to that! How would you like it if your toilet was blind? Or stuck in a wheelchair?

        • Patroller says:

          Pasta, you don’t even know what the phrase means.

          Disabled toilet.

        • Pastadamus says:

          Disabled toilet has absolutely no meaning other than an accessible toilet for handicapped people.

  3. Steve Brazill says:

    Hey fellow pasta loving beautiful people.

    I was recently on an team building/drinking day with my work/ship mates around London only to find the Mormon/racists have a massive temple a stones throw away from the Natural History Museum, probably some of the most expensive land on the planet! Does anyone in my part of the world fancy getting together with some placards of truth?

    • Keith says:

      I’d love to but I live on the other end of the world.

      • Steve Brazill says:

        Thanks Keith, if it happens I’ll let you know, and hold one on your behalf, shipmate

        • Keith says:

          Thanks, Steve. I’ll leave it up to you as to what witty comments to put on the placard.

  4. George says:

    Someone at Kiva needs to take a small loan of themselves. And go back to primary school. Has anyone actually read that trash that someone wrote!!??? Did anyone proofread it? (Nope!) it’s so tragically misspelled and un-grammared that I find it pretty hard to believe that it’s even a real company, or that they WON’T scam you into taking your money and supporting the blimmin’ Mormons!

    • Cad says:

      George, I think you’ll find that:
      1) misspelled is more usually MISSPELT.
      2) “Un-grammared” is not a word*: you mean UNGRAMMATICAL.
      3) “Blimmin'” isn’t a word* either: you mean BLOOMIN’ (slang spelling of BLOOMING).
      4) I find it “pretty hard to believe” — and rather ironic — that someone seeking to take others to task for THEIR grammar and spelling has made so many mistakes in their own posting.

      *according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

  5. Fat Bastard says:

    George, it may have been written by someone from a non-English speaking background, such as an American. Of course all the money goes to the Mormons.

    • Apprentice Frederic says:

      Ewwww FB: We writhe under the lash of your sarcasm, LOL

      • Fat Bastard says:

        AF, more like a flick from a wet noodle.

  6. Lucas says:

    I didn’t know Kiva team. Do you have a complete list of the countries that it helps?


  7. Mini Site Ninja says:

    Interesting design. Many families have financial difficulties and this can be the opportunity of life for many!

  8. Como fazer convite pelo iphone says:

    Thankfully there are still projects like this!
    Mankind still has salvation. Congratulations on the article!

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