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"Be The Change You Want To See In The World" - Mahatma Gandhi


"If service is the rent you pay for your existence on this earth, are you behind in your rent?"
Robert G. Allen

Okay, you caught me. I'm stuck in "quote" mode this week. If Robert Allen isn't your cup of tea maybe a little Andrew Carnegie might work..

"I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution."

Or, perhaps a touch of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe...

“Don't say that you want to give, but go ahead and give! You'll never catch up with a mere hope.”

I could continue on with some witty repartee or even a few more quotes for the day but I don't think that's why you are here. I'm betting you'd rather get to know our latest recipients instead. We have just completed loans 17-20, covering construction, food, transportation and clothing. (I chose a little of everything this time around.) So, instead of boring you further with my banter, I will let our newest Entrepreneurs introduce themselves.


Mikayil Heydarov, Azerbaijan  Photo Courtesy of Kiva.org

Mikayil Heydarov, Azerbaijan Photo Courtesy of Kiva.org

La Paz Group, Nicaragua  Photo Courtesy of Kiva.org

La Paz Group, Nicaragua Photo Courtesy of Kiva.org

Soronzonbold Banzragch, Mongolia  Photo Courtesy of Kiva.org

Soronzonbold Banzragch, Mongolia Photo Courtesy of Kiva.org

Together As One Group, Sierra Leone  Photo Courtesy of Kiva.org

Together As One Group, Sierra Leone Photo Courtesy of Kiva.org




As stated above, we have completed 20 loans to date. We had an ending balance of $42.37. We have gained an additional $4.17 from Aminata Ndao's repayment today bringing us to $46.54 in available funds. Thank you, Ms. Ndao!!


The TU Blog has published two new articles:

Maarat has written a great article on choosing your travel destinations when you just don't know where to go.

Greg has also written a great article and covers the important issues surrounding visa applications.

Again, each published article means a $5.00 donation to TPF. (Thank you Maarat and Greg for the $10.00!!!!!)
If you have an idea for a TU entry, please send an e-mail to unravelled [at] travellerspoint [dot] com. Include your subject, a short description of the material you would like to cover and a request to be added as an author. If possible, send a short sample of your entry. Yup, our Editors are still bored - happy, but bored.


The Book Club has also seen two new reviews published:

  • Europe on a Shoestring by Lonely Planet - Reviewer: Dave (TLWH)
  • Paradise Updated by Mic Looby - Reviewer: Me (Isadora)
  • Stay tuned as there is another review just waiting for the reviewer to click that magic publish button!

I could give you all a taste of the book reviews but that would take all the fun out of it! Besides, if you check out the reviews themselves, you may just follow a link and make a purchase on Amazon. (Hint, hint!!! Our Amazon balance is still $13.31. Oh look - a numerical palindrome!)


The Google AdSense account has reached it's second $100.00 threshold and awaiting review (before release of funds). Since March 7th, we have raised $212.66 - all done one click at a time. Keep up the good work and thank you all!!!!

Last quote of the day (promise):

"Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public."
Robert Morley

And that's just my two cents worth...

Posted by Isadora 11:00 Archived in USA Tagged volunteer

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Yay! And another 100 from Google too huh? Good ol' Sergey and Larry finally letting it trickle down :)

by Sam I Am

Actually, $108.29 but only time will tell when S&L will decide to loosen their grasp enough for me to pull the cash from their hands. (More like Elmer Fudd trying to pull Bugs Bunny's carrot out of the ground and Bugs keeps pulling back. Those Wascally Wabbits!)

by Isadora

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