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Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:49 am
by Petals
Kiva would be great. I'd like two packs please.

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:14 am
by Louise
Yay! A buyer already!

Just waiting till I hear from Nicci before I post on the trading post since she started this thread....

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:19 am
by littlejo
Definitely keen on a pack or two as well...was just lamenting the state of my pads made by Kimber this morning... :roll:

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:31 am
by Kaz
Kiva sounds great and purchase on the first day/ payment made by a certain date with a draw is much more fun too.

\:D/ Getting excited that the pads are going to do some good :D

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:32 am
by Minty
Oh Louise, so sorry I didn't get back to your PM. :oops: :oops: :oops: I read it just as we were going out, and thought "I must reply to that later," and then completely forgot and never went back to my PMs. :oops: :oops:

Sounds like you've got it all well underway - yes do list in Trading Post. I will help with or organize packaging/posting, payments etc. Also happy to deal with Kiva stuff (unless someone else wants to), I LOVE Kiva and think it is an excellent idea, because we can just keep reinvesting the money into different women's groups. :vibes: :vibes:

Don't feel bad Louise, you've tried really hard and there's no way its your fault the way things worked out. It was obviously more tricky than we first anticipated, but that's OK, we have the power to still make this TNN generosity work for us. :D

Gotta fly, but will be back, and thank you so much for driving this forward (sorry again for not replying - how rude!).

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:45 pm
by Nessles
I would be keen for a pack or 2 :D

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:48 pm
by rangitotogirl
What about a World Vision Microlending account instead? With Kiva, the money comes back so it relies on someone reinvesting the funds all the time.

With World Vision they reinvest the money when the loan is repaid so it is a donation to World Vision instead of a loan.

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:43 pm
by Louise
That sounds fine to me...

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:45 pm
by KarenN
Keen for a pack here please.

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:19 pm
by Kaz
KarenN wrote:Keen for a pack here please.
Post on the thread in the Trading Post so you don't miss out :D

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:20 pm
by Kaz
rangitotogirl wrote:What about a World Vision Microlending account instead? With Kiva, the money comes back so it relies on someone reinvesting the funds all the time.

With World Vision they reinvest the money when the loan is repaid so it is a donation to World Vision instead of a loan.
Sounds good, it could get problematic if someone has to keep rolling it over.

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:37 pm
by Louise
Karen- how big are your postage bags? Quite a few people are wanting two packs - do you think it would work out cheaper to send them in $4 NZ post bags (which I have) or shall I pass them on to you to send in Fastways bags?

Shall we go with the World Vision donation then?

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:44 pm
by Kaz
I'm not sure the small envelopes would fit more than one pack, so cheaper with the $4 ones.

World Vision seems like an easier option. Don't think it will be easy to manage an ongoing investment so easier for it to be a donation.

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:53 pm
by Louise
Ok, I will give people who only buy one pack the option of sending via your envelopes and will send the others using mine.

Unless we hear from anyone against going with World Vision in the next few days we will go with that.

Re: Confession time - Mamapads for Zimbabwe

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:20 pm
by Petals
You can make a straight donation to Kiva, it doesn't have to be a loan. And as far as I can tell, Kiva doesn't have any religious background.