Kiva Update: Awesome Milestone

A new milestone for Team Deets on Kiva has been reached: we just hit $2,000 in loans!

See below for a breakdown of the stats:

Kiva Team Deets Performance

It’s awesome to see that 26 of you have signed up and lent money to an entrepreneur somewhere in the world so far.

One thing I’ve learned is that it pays to ask you to do cool stuff from time to time. And providing a little incentive doesn’t hurt. Check out the stats below to see what I’m talking about:

Kiva Impact

I just did my 20th loan (to a baker in Tajikistan), which is Wobegonly above average, but it’s nothing compared to what you have done for Team Deets.

I’d like to send a special thanks to two Team Deets members, Kirk and Pat. Both have been big supporters of Team Deets both through the loans they’ve made and their emails to me to blog about this more often.

In fact, I’d like to share an email from Pat without his permission (I think he’ll be cool with it) about how Team Deets can ramp things up:

Just made a couple more Kiva loans last night.

It looks like the Team Deets is averaging about 3 loans per member. Not bad for 7 and a half months…but I am wondering if another post might help add a couple more folks to the roster or spur a couple more loans?

Maybe another Team Deets incentive? For every loan made between now and ???, people are entered to win a Kiva shirt, jacket, bag, etc. or a gift certificate? Every new member gets a shirt or gift certificate (how’d that go last time?)

I’m willing to kick in $100 for incentives.

Love Kiva and it appears that a bunch of Deets readers do too – maybe we can leverage all that love for some more!

Up for it?

Yes, I’m up for it! And, I’ll match Pat on his $100 in matching funds. Let’s do it like this:

If you think Pat’s the man for coming up with this idea, click this link, join Kiva, lend $25, then send me an email so I can tell Pat to chip $25 toward your 2nd loan or Kiva schwag. Or, if you having something against Pat, still want to join Team Deets, and would like to have your first loan matched by me, click here. Either way, be sure to swing by this link to join Team Deets so we can see how far and wide our collecting lending goes.

Also, if you’re up for joining Pat and I as providers of matching funds, drop a comment or send me an email. As you can see from the stats above, it may go even further when it’s an incentive for others to get involved.

One thought on “Kiva Update: Awesome Milestone”

  1. Just got back from a short trip and saw this..I absolutely don’t mind that you shared my email!

    Invite your friends, and let’s see if we can juice our stats a little bit!

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