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31. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 29 Dec '11 10:52

We have received several repayments from our Kiva loans. We now sit with $845.16 in the account. As a "Welcome to 2012!!" gesture, I will be making 8 - $100 loans on New Year's Eve (US time as Kiva is based in California).

I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has participated in the TP Foundation in their own way. Whether it be via the wiki, Amazon Associates, TU blog or TP fund-raisers, it's been a pleasure working with you all.

Pat yourselves on the back for doing wonderful things around the world!! You have our respect and gratitude for making this a spectacular project!

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On a personal note (as Isa), the TPF has gone farther than my wildest dreams! We've done the Kiva loans, two donations to Medecins sans Frontieres and one to Room to Read via Passports with Purpose. Okay, need to write a new donation description for my accountant but I don't care. (Neither will he.) I thank you all!!!!!!!!! Best wishes for 2012!!!!!!

32. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 30 Dec '11 02:33

Wow, that is truly impressive. And all those loans just keep on giving and giving too... too cool!

33. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 3 Jan '12 06:02

Quoting Isadora

We have received several repayments from our Kiva loans. We now sit with $845.16 in the account. As a "Welcome to 2012!!" gesture, I will be making 8 - $100 loans on New Year's Eve (US time as Kiva is based in California).

As promised, those 8 - $100 loans were made on December 31st to ring in the New Year. This does leave us with ~$45 in the Kiva account but that will add up quickly with repayments, etc. I guess I could have divided it up a bit differently so we'd have had a nice even 100 loans to present to you. Regardless, we've 98 so far and I'm not complaining! We've reached this total in less than 2 years - our first loans were made August 5, 2009.

To see our latest recipients: Kiva Lender Travellerspoint Foundation

Kudos again, and may we have a successful 2012 spreading good will around the world!

Happy New Year everyone! ;)

Isa

ps: I LOVE this stuff!

34. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 10 Feb '12 11:52

Wow! All I can say is wow!

I've just finished the TPF Combined Monthly Contributions spreadsheet for the accountants. We have done good!! We didn't earn as much as we had in 2009 and 2010. But, the Kiva reinvestments have paid out in spades. Because of that, we've also been able to donate to three other causes that are well worth the money. (I'm hoping no one disagrees...)

I will be posting a blog with the year end results. I thought you might like a preview of what's to come...

  • We have only earned ~$340.00 via AdSense and ~$53 of that is still in the AdSense account.
  • Amazon has only gained us $7.76 for the whole year (they pay out at $10.00).
  • Travel Unravelled brought in $50 and has $15 waiting for more friends to contribute.
  • We had no other 'outside' contributions but that's okay.
  • We loaned $100 to Kiva. (Doesn't sound like much, but wait for it...)
  • We donated $225.00 to Medecins sans Frontieres for the hunger campaign in Somalia and malaria prevention around the world.
  • We donated $50.00 to Room to Read (via Passports with Purpose) to help build libraries in Zambia.
  • We reinvested ~$3500 back into Kiva plus the $100 mentioned above. That's $3600+ in loans this past year.

We had an ending 2011 balance of $45.47 and we now have $224.38 in the TPF Kiva account as of the last update. We still have $2134.08 outstanding - but what the hell - WE'RE DOING EXCELLENT WORK AROUND THE WORLD and made 98 loans!!! Have enough to break that 100 loan mark...

Once again, thank you all!!!!!!!

35. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 6 Jun '12 11:16

Latest on the Foundation. Best to check out the blog since it has pictures and statistics taken from the TPF Kiva page:

TPF Kiva Statistics and stuff

To see our latest recipients, check out:

Travellerspoint Foundation Loans

We've made 110 loans equaling $7400.00 since August 5, 2009. WOOHOO!!!!!

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