VOTE to determine who receives our 7th Kiva.org loan! HURRY, polls close THIS Monday, 6/1!

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  1. Methodical Management

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    As some of you may already know, last year NikeTalk allocated $6,820 to Kiva.org, a non-profit organization that helps facilitate loans toentrepreneurs in developing nations.

    We've issued six loans thus far and you can check their repayment progress on our Kiva lender page: www.kiva.org/lender/NikeTalk

    We've recently received repayment installments from each of our outstanding loans. As a result, we now have over $2,300 in our community's Kiva.orgaccount ready to be loaned to a new group of entrepreneurs.

    In the past, we've selected loan recipients through a two step process: first, we invite our fellow members to browse kiva.org and nominate their favoriteentrepreneurs, then we vote as a community and complete the loan receiving the most votes.

    Due to sharp increases in traffic and lender activity, we've been unable to issue loans using this method. Thanks to thousands of registered Kiva users,loans are being filled faster than ever before. As a result, we've been forced to expedite the process. Below, you'll find a series of five loans tochoose from.

    Simply visit the loan profile page for each one, vote for your favorite, and after the polls have closed we'll complete the top vote getters' loans,issuing up to $2,300 total.

    If you'd like to support the loans that did not receive the most votes - or any of the loans facilitated by Kiva - please consider registering. You caneven join NikeTalk's lendingteam and have your loans counted towards our community totals on Kiva's leaderboards. Help us pass Nepal and Lending Librarians!

    Here's our list of nominees:

    Jane Kyakuwa's Group
    LAMINE SENE
    Rodrigo Ibarra Martínez
    Gloria Gauto
    Rustam Buriev
     
  2. thegoat121886

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    voted for Jane.
     
  3. mr monday niight

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    voted for Rustam

    btw, think you forgot to sticky it
     
  4. Methodical Management

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  5. thegoat121886

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    Too many people ignore pinned topics. Sometimes we start posts in the forum as is to get the ball rolling.


    ahh. ignore my PM. sorry [​IMG]
     
  6. snake201

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    Voted.
     
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  8. retr0sxual

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    Voted for Rodrigo.

    That's my cousin's name and it looks like he has swag. [​IMG]
     
  9. its that dude

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    voted for Jane.
     
  10. youngtriz

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    voted for jane
     
  11. rko2004

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    I'll read the stories and vote in the morning.
     
  12. 18key

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    Voted. What happens if the person who wins doesnt need the whole amount? Do we just put the rest of it towards the person who finished 2nd?
     
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    voted for gloria [​IMG]
     
  14. nomadicsole21

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    My Vote goes to Lamine.
     
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  17. theprocessofbelief

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    Voted. 7th already... good stuff! [​IMG]
     
  18. the natural mystic

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    Voted for Jane.
     
  19. frank 7he t4nk

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    Voted. [​IMG]
     
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  22. Methodical Management

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  23. thekryptonite

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    i don't get why people are voting for Jane. she already has reached her loan target..

    i'm thinking along the basis of who seems to need the loan the most so therefore voted for Rustam, as he needs the most to reach his goal.
     
  24. crumbs

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    voted.
     
  25. dunkairs

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    I understand that nt is a culturally diverse website, but the past few times i have looked at where the donated money has gone has either been to an animalorganization or an organization from a third world country.

    Why is this money not being donated to people who need it in the usa. Why would i vote for some one in Mexico who needs money to buy car parts to run hisbusiness. There are millions of people in the us that cant even afford to live in there homes because of the way the economy is. There are millions of peoplewho want to start a business in the us and dont have the money for it. Why not give money to one of them. This is what would help us get out of the situationwe are in now. Why give it to some one half way across the world who most likely will never repay it.