Looking back to the initial forum postings when the idea of a P2P Forum lending group on KIVA was first mooted, I eagerly started it with the exact name of the forum. Understandably this was shut down as a direct affiliation couldn't just be thrown together in a moment.
Fast forward 9months and I hope and believe the group which was formed, is something the forum can be immensely proud of. In the first couple of weeks with three founding members I started thinking that was as far as it would go. At year end I'm staggered, as we stand at 29 members and I'm immensely proud of everyone who has seen value in signing up to/joining the cause from a forum which essentially helps us earn money from our existing wealth.
In excess of $5000 has been lent out across 183 loans in 49 countries right across the globe by members of this forum.
In a year where I doubted this would ever get off the ground, I'm now firmly of the belief that it is the start of a collaboration which going forward is making real differences to lives less fortunate than our own.
Happy New Year Everyone and roll on continued growth in 2018.
And very welcome you are too Sr. Lobo . In fact Christmas and the New Year have brought an amazing 8 new members into the group and consequently we are racing towards total lending of $6000 at a pace!
Thanks so much to kaya , nellerdk , figures18, starfished, p2perr, Bryan and another anonymous lender for lending through KIVA over the festive/new year period.
With 35 members total (I still can't believe I'm saying that) in our group, we are making a real difference! Long may it continue.
Currently $5975 so next loan will tick the total over to $6k - who will it be?
Good effort from everyone involved & anyone not yet members please check it out & see if you can put something back to help hard striving global entrepreneurs who just need to be given an opportunity to succeed from their own efforts.