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post Feb 14 2009, 03:55 PM
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I've started a team on Kiva for Matazone people:

http://www.kiva.org/team/matazone

Kiva is an organisation set up to provide loans to individuals and groups in developing nations and poorer countries. These are people who through age, geography, or lack of any credit history are unable to get loans to help support them get businesses started or growing so that they can support their families.

Money can be loaned from PayPal accounts, and I had a fair bit of money sitting around in mine, so I've loaned a decent amount to get the ball rolling. The minimum loan is $25, but you can loan as much as you like. Yes, there is some risk, but around 97% of the loans are repaid (I've no idea if interest is paid).

These are loans - no gifts - so you are very likely to get your money back in 6-12 months, when you can choose to either take your money back or use it support a new person.

So, currently team Matazone (which is just me at the moment) is proud to have been the over-50% sponsor of Julia Marca De Anahua of Peru. http://www.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesse...ut&id=88195 She runs a small business selling sheep and wants to buy some more to grow her business and support her children through school.

If you join up then you can start sponsoring someone new and we can work to support more people around the world!


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post Sep 2 2009, 12:37 PM
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I think I've got about $300 floating around the world with various people, and I usually pick shorter loan terms so I can reloan more often. I often get back enough each month to start helping someone new, but that's mainly because I've got so much in the system.


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- Mata   Kiva Matazone Team - helping support small businesses in poorer countr   Feb 14 2009, 03:55 PM
- - Smiler   What an amazing idea. Yes the risks are there but ...   Feb 18 2009, 12:20 PM
- - crazymat   *bump* I just got an email from them saying 1/4 o...   Mar 17 2009, 09:51 PM
- - Mata   I got back $55 of my original loan a couple o...   Mar 18 2009, 01:19 PM
- - Mata   Team Matazone is now helping to fund a new busines...   Apr 17 2009, 12:52 PM
- - Cath   I think it's in the Phillipeans. (took a look ...   Apr 18 2009, 05:41 PM
- - elphaba2   Oh my goodness! I have a PayPal now! I can...   Apr 18 2009, 09:03 PM
- - Mata   Cool! Thanks for joining in. Team Matazone is ...   Apr 19 2009, 03:59 PM
- - gothictheysay   This looks so cool! Once I figure out if I...   Apr 28 2009, 02:19 AM
- - Mata   Matazone is now supporting Ith Aun in the Takeo pr...   May 14 2009, 12:39 PM
- - Mata   We are now helping Nizamaddin Mammadov, a cattle f...   May 17 2009, 05:19 PM
- - Cath   Just joined and added a bit more to the pot.   May 18 2009, 02:48 PM
- - Mata   Cool, thanks Cath! Warning: It's a bit ad...   May 18 2009, 04:53 PM
- - Cath   hehe I dont think I'll be adding anymore for t...   May 18 2009, 07:44 PM
- - craziness   This is awesome!! I want to join the party...   Jun 11 2009, 06:35 AM
- - Mata   We are now supporting the Mabongisi ya Nkolo Plus ...   Jun 27 2009, 08:49 PM
- - Cath   The money I put in only just reasonly went to Niza...   Jul 1 2009, 12:06 PM
- - Mata   I've now had the full value back from my first...   Jul 27 2009, 05:20 PM
- - Mata   Today's new loan is heading off to sunny Niger...   Sep 1 2009, 10:15 PM
- - Cath   I got $1.34 back yesterday so will have to wa...   Sep 2 2009, 11:17 AM
- - Mata   I think I've got about $300 floating arou...   Sep 2 2009, 12:37 PM
- - Cath   Aye. I just put in the minimum amount and dont rea...   Sep 3 2009, 02:00 PM
- - crazymat   Yeah same here. My first loan just got repaid so I...   Sep 3 2009, 06:03 PM
- - Mata   Today, money is winging its way off to Kenya, to a...   Sep 30 2009, 12:23 PM
- - Mata   Mirismayil Mammadov in Agsu, Azerbaijan is today...   Oct 31 2009, 09:25 PM
- - Mata   Three new benefitees for the Matazone group: Rang...   Dec 1 2009, 01:57 PM
- - Mata   Two more today: Mouhamad in Tyre, southern Lebano...   Feb 9 2010, 01:27 PM
- - Mata   A couple more today: Juana Viscarra in La Paz, Bo...   Feb 12 2010, 11:35 AM
- - Cath   Yeh mine's being payed back gradualy, but as I...   Feb 12 2010, 03:23 PM
- - Mata   Another four today: Perla Roma Philippines ht...   Apr 20 2010, 12:24 PM
- - craziness   MY LOAN IS PAID BACK!! So exciting!...   Apr 26 2010, 02:31 AM
- - Mata   A couple more today: Ciprian Lopez Orosco in Coch...   May 21 2010, 09:47 PM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   Hey peoples, I pitched this to our MD as somethin...   Jun 7 2010, 10:04 PM
- - Mata   Awesome! Nice one Snuggs   Jun 7 2010, 10:16 PM
- - Snugglebum the Destroyer   I know! I did good thing!   Jun 7 2010, 10:19 PM
- - Mata   Someone anonymous in Lebanon: http://www.kiva.org/...   Jul 3 2010, 10:16 PM
- - Cath   About $10 off getting my $25 back so I c...   Jul 4 2010, 12:47 PM
- - Mata   http://www.kiva.org/lend/229587 Sok Yin in Cambod...   Sep 9 2010, 12:45 PM
- - LoLo   I just loaned $25 to Ni Nyoman Karmi so she c...   Sep 9 2010, 10:04 PM
- - MrBrick   This is a good thing which had passed me by. I fee...   Sep 11 2010, 12:20 AM
- - Cath   Had enough for a new loan - http://www.kiva.org/l...   Sep 22 2010, 11:11 AM
- - Mata   I've been doing longer loans recently so my le...   Sep 23 2010, 01:35 PM
- - Cath   My thought was seeing as I only have a little mone...   Sep 23 2010, 08:49 PM
- - Mata   A definite Peruvian theme today: Tomasa Choque Sa...   Oct 4 2010, 02:03 PM
|- - LoLo   QUOTE (Mata @ Oct 4 2010, 07:03 AM) Tomas...   Oct 4 2010, 03:53 PM
- - elphaba2   وهيبة ف...   Oct 4 2010, 04:25 PM
- - Mata   Oo, I hadn't seen the stats bit! I current...   Oct 6 2010, 07:20 AM
- - Cath   I read mine when I made my last loan because it wa...   Oct 6 2010, 06:34 PM
- - LoLo   This is the most excited I've ever been about ...   Nov 21 2010, 02:48 AM
- - Mata   Awesome I've almost got enough back to make a...   Nov 21 2010, 04:04 PM
- - Cath   Fun isn't it.   Nov 21 2010, 06:40 PM
- - CheeseMoose   ^That was me   Nov 21 2010, 09:58 PM
- - Mata   Mongolia http://www.kiva.org/lend/255183 Iraq http...   Dec 6 2010, 07:55 PM
- - LoLo   ...and you didn't even have to change your fac...   Dec 6 2010, 08:04 PM
- - Mata   Yeah, I know. It's weird, but I suspect that a...   Dec 6 2010, 08:29 PM
- - Cath   That's just crazy talk! Everyone knows cha...   Dec 6 2010, 08:52 PM
- - CheeseMoose   I got my first repayment from my first loan today....   Dec 18 2010, 07:19 PM
- - Mata   After making loads of loans I've had one defau...   Dec 18 2010, 09:12 PM
- - Cath   Shame but pretty good going really.   Dec 19 2010, 12:56 AM
- - LoLo   Wow my Kiva loan has already been paid back! I...   Dec 21 2010, 07:20 PM
- - Mata   Today I'm helping out Maria Esmeralda Ruiz Est...   Jan 6 2011, 03:54 PM
- - Dread Pirate Cath   I had my last loan refunded so I've a new vict...   Feb 3 2011, 01:06 PM
- - Mata   I love those Peruvian hats   Feb 4 2011, 01:16 PM
- - LoLo   It's a new semester so time for a new loan. I ...   Mar 2 2011, 07:41 PM
- - Mata   Oo, that is a lovely dress   Mar 3 2011, 09:17 AM
- - Mata   I decided to go for individuals today: Simion Nje...   Mar 7 2011, 07:53 PM
- - LoLo   The last one is already counting her money!   Mar 7 2011, 11:38 PM
- - Mata   Yeah, that photo made me laugh   Mar 8 2011, 02:24 PM
- - Frogzilla   Fatmata (not the reason I choose her to lend to, h...   Mar 21 2011, 08:19 PM
- - Pikasyuu   'Fatmata'..I already love her.   Mar 22 2011, 04:09 AM
- - Mata   That's got to be a typo - surely it's Fata...   Mar 22 2011, 12:54 PM
- - Mata   Two more - Charles Bii in Kenya: http://www.kiva....   Apr 7 2011, 12:38 PM
- - Dread Pirate Cath   That cow's giving me the evil eye!   Apr 7 2011, 09:29 PM
- - LoLo   One of my loans got repaid today (just in time for...   May 21 2011, 03:38 PM
- - Dread Pirate Cath   It's the tea tray balancing that impresses me.   May 21 2011, 04:29 PM
- - Mata   He does look incredibly cheerful I've just s...   May 21 2011, 05:33 PM
- - elphaba2   Kiva's been reminding me that I had $50 t...   Jun 2 2011, 09:39 PM
- - Mata   Aww, she sounds really nice! I've got ...   Jun 3 2011, 08:47 AM
- - CatheliniaMermaid   Yeh I've nearly enough for my next loan.   Jun 3 2011, 06:41 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   My latest loan. They only need one last person to ...   Jun 19 2011, 11:22 AM
- - Professor Mata Van Giggly Toes P   I've decided to support farmers today - I figu...   Jun 22 2011, 01:37 PM
- - LoloNipples   I love the upturned collar on the first one! H...   Jun 22 2011, 02:58 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   hehe the first one he is cool like the Fonze. But ...   Jun 22 2011, 03:28 PM
- - Professor Mata Van Giggly Toes P   Yeah, that Mongolian guy is very cool isn't he...   Jun 25 2011, 10:58 AM
- - elphaba2   $50 to Marie in Benin today! Completely f...   Aug 3 2011, 08:47 PM
- - LoLo   Love the ladle action going on there!   Aug 6 2011, 03:01 AM
- - Cath Sparrow   But she's stolen the Walrus's bukkit!   Aug 7 2011, 12:47 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   New loan. I thought they were a nice colourfull bu...   Aug 21 2011, 04:49 PM
- - Mata   Wissam Abdel Zahra Nayef Iraq It says a lot about ...   Sep 8 2011, 07:06 PM
- - LoLo   (the last two are the same link) It does say some...   Sep 8 2011, 07:51 PM
- - Mata   Oops, here's the link to the Iraqi chap: http:...   Sep 14 2011, 06:48 PM
- - BigMistake   Joined Kiva and the group. Going through my financ...   Sep 25 2011, 11:55 AM
- - Mata   It gives me a warm feeling inside doing this, but ...   Sep 25 2011, 01:04 PM
|- - BigMistake   QUOTE (Mata @ Sep 25 2011, 03:04 PM) It g...   Sep 25 2011, 01:43 PM
|- - LoLo   QUOTE (BigMistake @ Sep 25 2011, 06:43 AM...   Sep 26 2011, 08:00 AM
|- - BigMistake   QUOTE (LoLo @ Sep 26 2011, 10:00 AM) QUOT...   Sep 26 2011, 11:13 AM
- - Mata   Yep, agriculture is my main theme. I think I also ...   Sep 26 2011, 02:35 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   http://www.kiva.org/lend/345927 I liked her style...   Oct 19 2011, 01:32 PM
- - LoLo   His sheep seemed afraid of the shade and this amus...   Nov 1 2011, 06:45 PM
- - Mata   - Come over here! There's still some sun i...   Nov 16 2011, 01:37 PM
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