ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT TO DO YOUR PART FOR HANKO DE MAYO!

As you all know, Hank Green’s birthday is just around the corner! This year’s Hanko de Mayo is being celebrated by the Nerdfighter team over at Kiva.org by trying to lend an extra $55,550 dollars by 5/5 in micro loans.

And the best thing is, you can all join in WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME!

Currently there are a bunch of free trial loans available which means that someone else has already paid for your first loan. All you have to do is choose who to give the money to!

When you’ve gone ahead and made the loan, it will be credited to the Nerdfighter team, and added to the teams total loan count.

All you have to do is go to this page: http://www.kiva.org/invitedto/nerdfighters/by/sool!

2 years ago · 11 notes · Source

2 years ago · 1 note

Oh also not to entice you or anything…

fishingboatproceeds:

…but I have a secret tumblr just for members of the kiva nerdfighters team that contains nothing but terrible book ideas.

So go make your first loan entirely for free, and then head over to the community section of the site, search for the nerdfighters team, and join us! (You’ll find the tumblr link in team comments.)

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citymusings asked: “I'm "Christine" from the Nerdfighter Kiva group. Thanks for posting the Kiva-overview link. I'm reblogging now. How did you get the Kiva advertisement in your sidebar? That's fabulous!! DFTBA!”

Oh, that’s great :D

I found it on Kiva’s website, there’s a whole bunch of banners and stuff you can use to promote the site. Here’s the address:

http://www.kiva.org/do-more

2 years ago · 2 notes

WE WANT YOU!

Did you know that Nerdfighteria has an army?

It’s called the Nerdfighter Taskforce and instead of using guns and threats, we fight with kindness, love and wits.

The battlefield is over at Kiva.org and it looks like this:

As you can see, we’re currently in 2nd place in a whole bunch of categories and if you look at the picture below you can see that we’re also currently in 4th place when it comes to the member count.

2nd and 4th place is great, but you know what would be a whole lot better? That’s right! 1st place!!!

The teams that are beating us are doing so because they have a whole lot of more members than we do. And that’s where you come in! Joining Kiva.org is really easy, you can even sign in via your Facebook account!

What Kiva.org is you ask? Well, it looks like this:

and it’s a micro finance organization where you help other people by lending them small amounts of money so that they can expand their businesses, do home improvements or send their kids to school.

After the loan is fully funded, they start paying the money back, and on the 15th every month, you get refunded and can lend the money to someone new!

Joining the taskforce doesn’t mean you have to lend money right now, every month, or even that much.

Trust us, once you’ve joined, you’ll realize that it’s one of the most fulfilling parts of being a nerdfighter, and you’ll never wanna stop!

P.S.

And like all other great battles, the battle of Kiva has been commemorated in song.

2 years ago · 30 notes · Source

ATTENTION ALL NERDFIGHTERS, WE NEED YOU!!

The Nerdfighter team on Kiva.org is only 5% away from reaching our goal, but we need more help to get there in time!

The deadline is on 11th February and if we reach the goal, we will have lent $177,840 in total. ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY DOLLARS!

Kiva.org is a micro loan organization and we’ve started a Nerdfighter team there, to decrease world suck and compete against other teams at the same time!

Basically, you lend $25 (or more) to one of the thousands of people who have applied for a lone on the website, and when the loan is fully funded, they start paying you back, a couple of dollars at a time. Once you’ve been repaid you can lend the money to someone new, and it all starts over again.

Sounds simple right? Well, the problem is 5% equals about $380/day if we’re gonna reach the goal, so it’s still a lot of money for a team that doesn’t have that many members yet.

Even if you can’t lend any money today, there’s NO reason why you shouldn’t join the team and help spread the word in any other way you can.

Reblog this post, join the team and DFTBA!

2 years ago · 5 notes · Source

GAAAHHHH!! *BREATHE DAMNIT BREATHE* GAAAAH!! JOHN GREEN JUST LIKED THE POST I MADE ABOUT THE NERDFIGHTER TEAM ON KIVA.ORG!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 years ago · 2 notes · Source

OMG you guys, the Nerdfighter team on Kiva.org is now in 7th place on the list of New Members All Time! If you haven’t joined yet, now is the perfect time.
This month we’re also in 10th place on the list of most money lent with a whopping $38,875 so far!!
The minumum amount you can lend is $25 dollars, and you can choose between around 2500 loantakers from all over the world. After the loan is fully funded, the loantaker will start paying back the loan and as soon as you’ve recieved a re-payment you can lend the money to someone else.
Even if you can’t loan money right now, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t join the team and follow our developement!
Join the team!

OMG you guys, the Nerdfighter team on Kiva.org is now in 7th place on the list of New Members All Time! If you haven’t joined yet, now is the perfect time.

This month we’re also in 10th place on the list of most money lent with a whopping $38,875 so far!!

The minumum amount you can lend is $25 dollars, and you can choose between around 2500 loantakers from all over the world. After the loan is fully funded, the loantaker will start paying back the loan and as soon as you’ve recieved a re-payment you can lend the money to someone else.

Even if you can’t loan money right now, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t join the team and follow our developement!

Join the team!

2 years ago · 82 notes · Source