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Post by Adrian on 20th July 2010, 5:52 pm

I am as a rule, but its a bit upsetting to see so many people who need help and having to choose one over another.

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Post by Compostwoman on 20th July 2010, 5:56 pm

I know, I know...but just concentrate on the ones we CAN help, and see if we can help more in the future. When the loan is paid back, it can be loaned out again!

My opinion of Bob Geldof went up astronomically when he said that live on TV
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Post by Adrian on 20th July 2010, 6:01 pm

Thank you to our newest donor btw - your funds have been added to the Kiva account

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 20th July 2010, 6:12 pm

Compostwoman wrote:
My opinion of Bob Geldof went up astronomically when he said that live on TV

Funny, mine went down when he did that. Could help getting his ego out. Still, he was supposedly ripped to the tits on cocaine at the time, which is not known for its humility-inducing effects.

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Post by Compostwoman on 20th July 2010, 8:51 pm

Ah well Billy we will have to agree to differ in our opinion, then!

Why ever he did it, it still worked...
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 20th July 2010, 8:55 pm

Compostwoman wrote:Ah well Billy we will have to agree to differ in our opinion, then!

Why ever he did it, it still worked...

Because without his profanity no-one would have donated.

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Post by Compostwoman on 20th July 2010, 9:06 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:
Compostwoman wrote:Ah well Billy we will have to agree to differ in our opinion, then!

Why ever he did it, it still worked...

Because without his profanity no-one would have donated.

Er, no, didn't say that.

And back on topic...

have just found out the other group I mentioned has now got the money they need! Yay!
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Post by Adrian on 25th July 2010, 3:17 pm

We currently have a balance of $21us

$4 short of being able to make another Kiva loan......




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Post by Adrian on 8th August 2010, 12:18 pm

Just a reminder that we are still accepting donations to the Kiva fund.

Any amount is fine (its all adds up ) and all donations are anonymous.
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Post by Chilli-head on 23rd September 2018, 2:03 pm

An update.

Noticing that we have not had any updates on the Kiva fund for some time, I have checked with Adrian.  He is no longer managing the Kiva loans. For anyone who has donated, you will hopefully be pleased to hear that the balance of the HML fund has been donated to Kiva.  I will miss the updates on our loans, and the warm inner glow of feeling we've helped someone to help themselves.

The sharp eyed may have noticed I've removed the donate button on the forum; the Kiva account had to be in an individual's name, in this case Adrian.  If we wanted to continue to support Kiva, or indeed any other charity aligned with our interests on HML, we'd need to set something up with a new coordinator - suggestions or volunteers are welcome  Smile
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Post by Dandelion on 24th September 2018, 9:46 pm

That sounds like a good way to go - I know that the money will continue to be used well.

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Post by Chilli-head on 2nd January 2019, 5:56 pm

A further update.

A small amount of money has reappeared in the Kiva balance, from repayments after Adrian donated the bulk of the balance to Kiva. After discussion with Adrian, we both would like to the the HML support of Kiva loans continue. So, I've posted an update on the last loans to repay.

You may also notice I have re-instated the option to donate to the Kiva fund down there on the left. I don't quite know how Adrian managed it, but I've created a PayPal pool to accept donations which seems to be the easiest way of keeping within their T&C's.

There is $23 in the account, and $25 is the minimum loan amount ... Wink
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Post by Dandelion on 2nd January 2019, 10:14 pm

Excellent!
One observation, and one question: firstly, although the minimum donation is $25 you need a bit more for admin charges - I can't remember how much but I think it comes to about $30 in total.
Now my question - is there any way of donating if we don't have a paypal account? I did once open one but have no record of passwords or any other vital information so I've rather messed it up and don't think I can open another account. I think Kiva is a wonderful thing and would be interested in adding to the capital we have.

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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd January 2019, 3:16 pm

Dandelion wrote:Excellent!
One observation, and one question: firstly, although the minimum donation is $25 you need a bit more for admin charges - I can't remember how much but I think it comes to about $30 in total.
There is a "suggested donation" of 15% towards admin. It's optional, and can be varied. We have donated more than the suggested amount historically, I guess because Adrian donated much of the balance.


Now my question - is there any way of donating if we don't have a paypal account? I did once open one but have no record of passwords or any other vital information so I've rather messed it up and don't think I can open another account. I think Kiva is a wonderful thing and would be interested in adding to the capital we have.
Hmm. Looks like "no", how I have set it up at the moment. PP does say you can only have one personal and one business account per person. I spent a little time pondering how we can accept donations. I went for a PP "pool", it keeps the money separate, but without having to open another account, or pay transaction fees. But it looks like you can contribute to it only from another paypal account. There are a number of ways I can think of of being able to accept card payments, but not for free I don't think, and not that I know how to do without a bit more research.
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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd January 2019, 3:37 pm

Incidentally, if you click on this link, or the Kiva image in the sidebar, you can see our Kiva lenders page, with all the people we have supported. And you can see what contributed money is being used for.
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