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hoosierhiver
12-11-2009, 06:05 AM
Do something good for someone and you get a chance to win a Mainland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tvWPTaGe8o

mrUKETOBER
12-11-2009, 07:58 AM
great contest mike ! and great great prize !

jer989
12-11-2009, 04:11 PM
The prize notwithstanding ( :drool: )....this contest is a great idea to get people involved in microlending to entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Awesome idea and a great incentive to join Kiva - I'm on my way over right now, thanks!

camface
12-11-2009, 04:56 PM
I remember hearing about this before. If I remember correctly, you actually get your loan back PLUS interest. The interest is like 1 cent, but if you do it a billion times, you get $10 million. Great contest idea!

Doctroid
12-14-2009, 07:11 AM
Actually my understanding is that you get no interest -- and there's a chance (maybe 1%?) of not getting your money back. So it's not an investment! But that isn't the point.

provines
12-14-2009, 11:45 AM
I had no idea this organization existed. We quit giving gifts at Christmas to cousins, in-laws etc. We now all go in together for a community gift like Heifer.org etc. I'm going to point them in this direction.

Signed up a moment ago. Great idea Mike!

Doctroid
12-15-2009, 12:46 AM
I'm in with a loan to Par Sokkhom (https://www.kiva.org/thanks?tx=4PR50012EM8987633&st=Completed&amt=60.00&cc=USD&cm=6192527_SEPARATOR_613646&item_number=).

mds725
12-15-2009, 01:16 PM
(From the YouTube video page: "Make a loan on Kiva and let me know about it. I will enter your name to win the Mainland Cedar/Rosewood Soprano Ukulele. Each $25 loan will be considered a seperate entry.")

Hi Mike,

This is very generous of you! I've signed up and made a bunch of loans. Do you need for us to tell you how many loans we each made, or can you determine that for yourself from the Kiva ukulele group webpage? Thanks!

hoosierhiver
12-16-2009, 07:00 AM
Hi Mike,

This is very generous of you! I've signed up and made a bunch of loans. Do you need for us to tell you how many loans we each made, or can you determine that for yourself from the Kiva ukulele group webpage? Thanks!

I can't tell from the Kiva site. everyone should let me know if they loaned more tahn once. I plan to double check before the drawing

brickerenator
12-16-2009, 07:14 AM
Loaned!

We're at $1150 now, 39 members, 43 loans

Doctroid
12-16-2009, 09:13 AM
I can't tell from the Kiva site. everyone should let me know if they loaned more tahn once. I plan to double check before the drawing

Hm, I'd forgotten about that "each $25 is a separate entry" thing. What if you do a single $50 loan?

hoosierhiver
12-16-2009, 10:05 AM
Hm, I'd forgotten about that "each $25 is a separate entry" thing. What if you do a single $50 loan?

Each $25 gets you an entry.

hoosierhiver
12-27-2009, 10:53 AM
A few days left to join in and get a chance to win a Mainland.

anniekate76
12-28-2009, 06:50 PM
I am in. $25 to this guy: http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=160855

ukesgp
12-31-2009, 03:23 AM
Mike, Just saw this on Youtube, great idea. Just joined the group and made a loan. I have been giving Kiva gift certificates as gifts for several years since I met the Kiva founder at a conference in 2007. My friends and family have got a lot of great feedback from the loans they have made and say it is one of the best gifts they ever received. Seems that everyone in our society has most of the "stuff" they really want or need so this is a great alternative to things that will just get thrown in a closet and never used. Of course we can all use another Ukulele :)

hoosierhiver
12-31-2009, 04:41 AM
Last Day. Drawing for the uke tomorrow!

tadam3000
12-31-2009, 02:52 PM
Well... It seems you have all done such a great job all the loans are funded! congrats and great idea HH!

Doug W
01-01-2010, 05:26 AM
Looks like some more opportunities came up.

I am guessing that they locked it up for a short time for tax purposes to get their 2009 records finished.

Current stats for UU

Number of Team Members 58
Number of Loans 70
Number of Loans per Member 1.21
Total Amount Loaned $1,825.00

Melissa82
01-01-2010, 06:05 AM
Ack, I thought this was longer than the 1st! Hope I'm not too late, I'm off to make my loan. :)

brickerenator
01-01-2010, 06:11 AM
Suspense is killing me!

Melissa82
01-01-2010, 06:21 AM
I made my loan. I'm so excited because now this persons loan amount is complete. This is so awesome. I think I'm going to make it a regular thing to donate to someone at least once a month. :)

hoosierhiver
01-01-2010, 07:45 AM
and the winner is..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jihe2fCarr8

Melissa82
01-01-2010, 07:56 AM
Awesome! Congrats to the winner and thank you Mike for letting us know about this wonderful opportunity to help people out! :)

Doug W
01-01-2010, 08:25 AM
Congratulations - Thanks for getting "Ukulele Players United to Decrease World Suck" started. I like the idea of loans. We can turn them around when they are paid off and send them to some other part of the world.

mds725
01-01-2010, 09:33 PM
Congratulations to the winner of the ukulele, but the real winners are all the people who were able to get loans as a result of this contest. Thanks for the great idea, Mike!

sammachia
01-09-2010, 07:35 AM
what a fantastic idea! thanks for getting this started mike. and congrats to the winner

UkuLeLesReggAe
01-09-2010, 01:02 PM
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