Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kiva Update

This summer I signed up to a virtual runner in the Kiva New York Run4Kiva. I thought it would be fun to follow up on the original post (which is here).

here's my t-shirt!
The official race report said that "around 200 runners signed up total from the New York area and around the World, which raised nearly $2,600 for the non-withdrawable Team Fund, which will continue to support borrowers on Kiva in perpetuity." How great is that? Here are some photos from race day, see the whole album by clicking here.
staging area (Muscle Milk was a sponsor)
close up of the logo on the t-shirts
getting ready to start - nice to see so many women participating!
the race - doesn't it look like it was a beautiful day?
One of the fun things that came out of my virtual participation in the race is that a fellow Kiva supporter made a loan through Kiva in my honor. Altogether, our group loaned a La Bueno Fe (The Good Faith) of El Seibo, Dominican Republic $2,525 to purchase fruit, vegetables and chickens to grow their businesses. Here are the ladies (and men):

They've already paid back 47%! Learn more about them (and the loan) by clicking here.

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