October 19th, 2009

Cats - Sora and Nefer

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When Fansubs Go Wrong. (NSFW for language in places.)

I should also add that I have AdBlocker installed on Firefox, which means that I don't see a lot of ads. I might accidentally link to something with NSFW ads without knowing it and warning for it. Just letting you know to be ready to click back at a moment's notice for whatever I link to if you're at work or of a nervous disposition. :)

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Yachiru - happy smiley

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I just loaned $25 to a woman in Mongolia to purchase more stock for her clothing stall. Microloans for the win!

I've been loaning through Kiva.org for about a year now, and had enough of my loans repaid to send it back out to another entrepreneur. The basic setup is that Kiva works with microfinance lenders in countries across the world to supply small loans to help with their businesses. You can contribute towards one or more loans in $25 increments, and as the borrower pays the loan back, you get the money back in your Kiva account proportional to the amount you loaned. You can withdraw the money or re-loan it. I've got about $100* in Kiva right now, and re-loan it when I get $25 or more built up in paybacks. I logged in today to find that one of my borrowers had paid her loan back in full only halfway through her loan term (woo!), so I re-loaned it to the woman above.

I've only had 1 default so far, and Kiva says it's due to the Central Bank of Tanzania giving them a runaround with the funds and not the borrowers, so I hope they're doing OK.

* Mostly survey money, commissions, and other things that show up in Paypal, which I consider to be fun money that I can spend in frivolous or not-so-frivolous ways if I want. :)

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