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 on: October 19, 2014, 12:42:22 AM 
Started by premal - Last post by premal
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Well, it's Oct 18th and I hope I'm not too late to post something as this forum moves to "Read Only".

To the entire KivaFriends community, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

I remember actively reading and learning so much about how we ought to steer Kiva in those early days.  KivaFriends was a community you could go to anytime of the day -- and we were working ALL THE TIME in the early days.  On a Saturday evening while working, you could pop over and know you weren't alone in trying to shape something that can unlock so much good on the planet.  You all were instrumental to getting Kiva off the ground and on track.  You all make the world a better place -- I'm just so sad to see that this may be one of the last posts, but I suppose we can all feel good about the connections made and opportunity created.

I will really miss how Amy, Diane and others posted their favorite loan profiles...and so much more.

I wish you all well.

Premal
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 on: October 17, 2014, 11:49:52 PM 
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Thank you all once again, and goodnight.
Go forth and do good.

--Diane.

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 on: October 17, 2014, 10:48:16 PM 
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We're coming down to the wire, folks. In just a few hours, posting at KivaFriends will be disabled. It may take a little more time to get the archives prettied up, but it will be soon.

The last two weeks have been amazing here. People who haven't posted in years have returned to say their farewells and to indicate how much KivaFriends meant to them, as lenders and as humans. So wonderful to hear from you all again!! It has been heartwarming to read all the posts, and they will remain for posterity. It's also been great to see best smiles, entrepreneur links, and even a "special number" loan being shared here once again: thank you for that burst of enthusiasm, it's been great! Reminds me of the best days of KF, when we all worked together towards shared lending and project goals. I hope we all go forth and continue that spirit in all of our other endeavors!

In addition to all the thank-yous already posted, I want to thank the Kiva staffers who have been such active participants over the years, and especially those who returned in the past two weeks to post here. I know I speak for all KivaFriends when I say we were pleased and humbled to have been an important part of Kiva's early growth, and for that we will always be thankful. Isn't it amazing when something that is so personally enriching also makes a difference in the wider world, in a much wider sphere of influence than we'd even imagined?!

Thank you all for your wonderful reminiscences and for sharing your hearts and souls through the years. As I've said before, it's a journey I am so very, very thankful I did not miss.

love to all,
--Diane.
(PS: There's still a little more time to post before that ability is disabled. I'm anticipating it will end in about 3 hours from now, between 9pm and 10pm Pacific time tonight.)
 

Well said, Diane -- thank you!  Thumbs Up

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 on: October 17, 2014, 10:44:41 PM 
Started by Kay - Last post by Kay
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"La Bamba" and "Imagine" performed by Playing for Change really hit the spot, Geoff!  Thumbs Up

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 on: October 17, 2014, 09:28:35 PM 
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Sinuu http://www.kiva.org/lend/777777
Maybe we could make this the final KF loan with the most lenders

I'm in too! Take care everyone. Keep in touch!    Friends

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 on: October 17, 2014, 08:41:19 PM 
Started by Christopher - Last post by Christopher
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Sinuu http://www.kiva.org/lend/777777
Maybe we could make this the final KF loan with the most lenders

I'm in!
So many fond memories, too many to mention.
Keep well Kivafriends, love and thanks to you all Thumbs Up

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 on: October 17, 2014, 08:34:21 PM 
Started by Diane R - Last post by Diane R
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We're coming down to the wire, folks. In just a few hours, posting at KivaFriends will be disabled. It may take a little more time to get the archives prettied up, but it will be soon.

The last two weeks have been amazing here. People who haven't posted in years have returned to say their farewells and to indicate how much KivaFriends meant to them, as lenders and as humans. So wonderful to hear from you all again!! It has been heartwarming to read all the posts, and they will remain for posterity. It's also been great to see best smiles, entrepreneur links, and even a "special number" loan being shared here once again: thank you for that burst of enthusiasm, it's been great! Reminds me of the best days of KF, when we all worked together towards shared lending and project goals. I hope we all go forth and continue that spirit in all of our other endeavors!

In addition to all the thank-yous already posted, I want to thank the Kiva staffers who have been such active participants over the years, and especially those who returned in the past two weeks to post here. I know I speak for all KivaFriends when I say we were pleased and humbled to have been an important part of Kiva's early growth, and for that we will always be thankful. Isn't it amazing when something that is so personally enriching also makes a difference in the wider world, in a much wider sphere of influence than we'd even imagined?!

Thank you all for your wonderful reminiscences and for sharing your hearts and souls through the years. As I've said before, it's a journey I am so very, very thankful I did not miss.

love to all,
--Diane.
(PS: There's still a little more time to post before that ability is disabled. I'm anticipating it will end in about 3 hours from now, between 9pm and 10pm Pacific time tonight.)

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 on: October 17, 2014, 07:11:12 PM 
Started by bikeme1952 - Last post by bikeme1952
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John Lennon - Imagine / Playing For Change


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 on: October 17, 2014, 07:09:12 PM 
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"La Bamba" (pronounced: [la ˈβamba]) is a Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs. Valens' version of "La Bamba" is ranked number 354 on Rolling Stone magazine′s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is the only song on the list sung in a language other than English.

"La Bamba" is a classic example of the Son Jarocho musical style which originated in the Mexican state of Veracruz and combines Spanish, indigenous, and African musical elements. The song is typically played on one or two arpas jarochas (harps) along with guitar relatives the jarana jarocha and the requinto jarocho.[1] Lyrics to the song vary greatly, as performers often improvise verses while performing. However, versions such as those by musical groups Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan and Los Pregoneros del Puerto have survived because of the artists' popularity. The traditional aspect of "La Bamba" lies in the tune itself, which remains almost the same through most versions. The name of the dance, which has no direct English translation, is presumably connected with the Spanish verb bambolear, meaning "to shake" or perhaps "to stomp"



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Bamba_(song)

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 on: October 17, 2014, 06:47:53 PM 
Started by bikeme1952 - Last post by bikeme1952
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Just joined all my KivaFriends (so far Maria, Charmaine, Diane, Ramona, Charity & Karen) on this loan to Sinuu http://www.kiva.org/lend/777777
Maybe we could make this the final KF loan with the most lenders  Wink

Ok, everyone, get in line & LEND!!  Koo Koo

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