February 12, 2012
Yesterday I wrote about how writers in the Write a Book, Win a Nook contest had formed an alliance against those who’s goal was death and destruction. In that case, of course, all of the good and evil-doing was fictional. Here, however, is a chance to join a real alliance. An alliance who’s goal is to help people across the world and, incidentally, to achieve world domination!
The alliance I’m talking about is the Milepoint Lending Team on Kiva. Kiva is a nonprofit organization that facilitates micro-loans to enterprising individuals around the world so that they may earn their own way out of poverty. By making loans through the Kiva website, you can be part of the solution to poverty AND earn points and miles (because you can use your credit card to finance loans).
As of today, 2/12/12, the Milepoint Lending Team is 1 year old! I’m writing this post to celebrate the team’s 1 year anniversary and to ask readers to consider joining us. You can follow the team’s many discussions on Milepoint here. Or, simply go the the group’s page on Kiva, here, and join.
So, what is this about “world domination”? Despite our group’s young age and relatively small membership, we have recently passed up Team Obama, and the team named Belgium in terms of all time amount loaned, and established our place firmly in the top ten lending teams. We are currently ranked 7th and will achieve world domination when we, someday, make it all the way to number 1! This competition is, of course, all in fun. If it motivates other teams to lend more to stay ahead of us, so much the better!
To celebrate the lending team’s birthday, I’m giving away two $25 Kiva gift certificates to story authors in the Win a Nook contest. One certificate is funded by yours truly, and the other by a member of the Milepoint Lending Team (most likely by Randy Petersen himself).
So, I rolled the internet dice and found two winners: Mr H and Zach! Congratulations guys! You will receive your gift certificates via email soon. Please consider joining our team prior to choosing your loans.
Another chance to win Kiva gift certificates
Win a Nook!
Reminder: Until Feb 14th, you can win a Barnes & Noble Nook Color simply by adding a comment to our ever growing story. Visit this page to participate!