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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ahiddenman, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. ahiddenman

    ahiddenman Elite Member

    Dec 11, 2010
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    Just got this email from Jonathan Ledger:

    Hi Dan,

    Purevsuren is 57 years old and lives with his wife in a ger,
    a traditional Mongolian nomadic ten, in Ulaanbaatar, the
    capital of Mongolia.

    Purevsuren runs a transportation business with his truck.
    He has clients who use his service daily to deliver their
    goods from the warehouse to market.

    A few days ago his truck's engine broke and now needs to be

    No engine means no work. No work means no money. No money
    means no food. And this is Mongolia, so forget about
    government assistance.

    If it sounds scary, Dan, that's because it is.

    Now Purevsuren is a hardworking businessperson. He's not a
    slacker. But he's in a pickle. What can he do to keep
    his business running and feed his family?

    That's where Kiva steps in. Kiva is a non-profit
    microlending organization. That means they make small
    loans (often just a few hundred dollars) to people who
    are working hard to build businesses in underdeveloped
    countries all over the world.

    You can breath easy, because Kiva has loaned Purevsuren
    the money he needs to repair his truck and get working
    again. They were able to do this because a number of
    people each contributed small amounts of money to make up
    the loan that Purevsuren needed.

    I was one of those people, Dan. I added $275 to
    Purevsuren's loan, which was the last $275 he needed to
    be able to buy the engine he needs for his truck.

    My contribution was not a gift or a donation. The money
    will be repaid.

    But you don't have to contribute hundreds of dollars to
    these loans. I have been blessed to have that kind of
    extra money available to give, but not everyone does.

    Even if all you can spare is $25, you can help fund
    somebody's business loan on Kiva. You'll get your $25
    back -- don't worry about that! Kiva has a 98.75%
    repayment rate, which means that only about 1 in 100
    people fail to repay their loan. Banks in developing
    nations DREAM of having that kind of repayment rate.

    I am a firm believer that everyone who works hard for a
    good cause deserves to succeed. That includes Purevsuren
    and many others like him who are struggling to make it
    in countries where it's not easy to do so.

    That's why I've so far loaned more than $4,000 via Kiva.
    I won't be stopping there, that's for sure. As those loans
    get repaid (and even before) I will continue to reinvest
    in other loans on Kiva.

    But I can't do it alone, Dan.

    There are literally hundreds of loans on Kiva that need
    funding. Hundreds of hardworking people who are trying
    to start a business or operate a business under
    circumstances that would make you weep.

    These aren't slackers. They're not asking for a handout.
    These are loans, and although you won't earn any interest
    (because Kiva is a non-profit), you'll get your money back.

    So I've decided to start a lending team on Kiva. Together
    we can make a real difference. Even if all you can loan
    is $25, you can make a positive impact on somebody's life.

    So why not join my team and make a $25 loan to somebody
    RIGHT NOW, Dan? C'mon. Let's change the world.

    Here's the link:


    And here's to your success Dan!


    I also had a look myself and i must say this is quite cool. You can invest $25 into business and make someone happy. They are non-profit so do it from the heart and not from the wallet :D
  2. tony23

    tony23 Regular Member

    Dec 20, 2010
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    crash test dummy
    Israel. it's in the middle east and full of nutter