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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 Mar 17 2012, 07:02 PM
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Got a new loan going this was for a tailor so could resist

http://www.kiva.org/lend/403608


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- Mata   Kiva Matazone Team - helping support small businesses in poorer countr   Feb 14 2009, 03:55 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   This one just seemed a really good idea for loanin...   Nov 19 2011, 11:03 AM
- - Mata   Oo yes, that does look like a good one. Today I...   Nov 19 2011, 03:01 PM
- - Mata   http://www.kiva.org/lend/367133?_te=ty Sokchea in ...   Dec 10 2011, 03:14 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   Small and a little angry...   Dec 11 2011, 08:57 PM
- - Mata   I suspect that being very stubborn can improve you...   Dec 13 2011, 11:04 AM
- - BigMistake   I got back my first 47 cents! =D   Dec 16 2011, 01:08 PM
- - Mata   It almost feels mean to ask for your money back, b...   Dec 18 2011, 02:52 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   I just see it as I can help more people with the s...   Dec 20 2011, 06:05 PM
- - LoLo   Another financial aid cheque means another loan I ...   Dec 27 2011, 03:56 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   I also added a bit more money and loaned it to thi...   Dec 27 2011, 07:58 PM
- - snooodlysnoosnoosnoodle   And I finally got off my butt and have given a loa...   Dec 27 2011, 08:04 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   It is a very prretty sewing machine and I did want...   Dec 28 2011, 12:24 PM
- - Mata   I'd buy a suit from him. He looks awesome.   Dec 29 2011, 12:12 PM
- - Mata   Boo! One of my loans to Afghanistan has defaul...   Jan 21 2012, 05:49 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   Ohhh! Nooes! Not bad going really.   Jan 21 2012, 07:40 PM
- - BigMistake   Yesterday I got an email saying my first loan now ...   Jan 22 2012, 05:06 PM
- - Mata   Hurrah! I've had some good repayments this...   Jan 31 2012, 07:49 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   Got a new loan going this was for a tailor so coul...   Mar 17 2012, 07:02 PM
- - CheeseMoose   My balance just popped over $25 again so I...   Mar 17 2012, 09:00 PM
|- - BigMistake   For some reason I complete missed the email tellin...   Mar 17 2012, 10:44 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   New loan for a lady who does embroidery in Paragua...   Jun 20 2012, 03:46 PM
- - LoLo   I just got a bunch repaid so could loan again. I...   Jun 24 2012, 06:40 PM
- - Mata   Aw, she does look very happy, doesn't she? I...   Jun 24 2012, 10:23 PM
- - Mata   I've been a bit lax in keeping up with re-lend...   Jul 16 2012, 07:04 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   Found I had enough for a new loan today. http://...   Aug 25 2012, 01:15 PM
|- - BigMistake   QUOTE (Cath Sparrow @ Aug 25 2012, 03:15 ...   Aug 25 2012, 01:20 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   New loan to buy guineapigs http://www.kiva.org/l...   Nov 19 2012, 04:45 PM
- - Mata   Delicious, delicious guineapigs! Om nom nom...   Nov 19 2012, 08:19 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   snoo gave me her credit to throw around the place....   Nov 21 2012, 07:08 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   I think I must have been refunded a loan that didn...   Dec 4 2012, 07:26 PM
- - Yannick   Just made my first loan. Lent to Custodio becau...   Dec 4 2012, 09:00 PM
- - Mata   I thought I'd join in with the instagram team:...   Dec 5 2012, 02:10 PM
- - Yannick   Just checked and saw that Custodio finished raisin...   Dec 5 2012, 06:18 PM
- - Mata   One of my loans just defaulted! Gadzooks! ...   Dec 17 2012, 03:12 PM
- - Mata   You shall never catch me! Not while I help t...   Dec 18 2012, 07:50 PM
- - Yannick   Mata, slow down. I don't get paid until the ap...   Dec 19 2012, 05:55 PM
- - Yannick   Got paid early! A loan went out to Sunshine, w...   Dec 21 2012, 01:46 AM
- - Yannick   Got a little bit of money back from my previous lo...   Jan 17 2013, 10:09 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   That Tash! http://www.kiva.org/lend/519966   Feb 1 2013, 09:45 PM
- - Mata   This chap seems to have a fairly sensible plan, to...   Feb 6 2013, 09:58 PM
- - Cath Sparrow   Not come across a fishing one before. http://www....   Apr 26 2013, 02:23 PM
- - Mata   Cath - she's 38 and had 5 children. Eek! S...   Apr 26 2013, 05:32 PM
- - Yannick   Oh man, I forgot about this. http://www.kiva.org...   Apr 28 2013, 08:21 AM
- - Mata   Three more: http://www.kiva.org/lend/559441 becau...   May 19 2013, 03:49 PM
- - Mata   http://www.kiva.org/lend/571590 Look at her awesom...   Jun 16 2013, 03:38 PM
- - Mata   http://www.kiva.org/lend/588046 beautiful landscap...   Jul 30 2013, 06:06 PM
- - Mata   She has cows, but now she needs a stable. That sou...   Oct 18 2013, 01:07 PM
- - Mata   http://www.kiva.org/lend/654435 PIGGIES! http...   Jan 7 2014, 09:38 PM
- - Mata   http://www.kiva.org/lend/721595 http://www.kiva.or...   Jul 6 2014, 09:31 PM
- - Moosh   I am, most recently to http://www.kiva.org/lend/70...   Jul 20 2014, 09:32 AM
- - Mata   Good to see it's still going http://www.kiva...   Dec 17 2014, 02:47 PM
- - Mata   http://www.kiva.org/lend/863622 http://www.kiva.or...   May 3 2015, 08:32 PM
- - Mata   http://www.kiva.org/lend/937888 http://www.kiva.or...   Sep 25 2015, 01:53 PM
- - Mata   https://www.kiva.org/lend/1008940 https://www.kiva...   Feb 15 2016, 07:05 PM
- - Mata   https://www.kiva.org/lend/1043907 https://www.kiva...   Apr 25 2016, 11:14 PM
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