Less than I year ago, I wrote about the charity Kiva:
Kiva Microfunds is an organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to microfinance institutions in developing countries which in turn lend the money to small businesses…
I am now able to say the following with great pride:
The atheist team has more members than any other group. They have 6,002 members as I write this. (Kiva Christians are in a distant third.)
The atheist team has given out more loans than any other group. They have given away 33002 loans. (Kiva Christians are in a distant second.)
The atheist team has given away over a million dollars in loans as of yesterday. (Again, Kiva Christians are in a distant second.)It’s a beautiful sight to behold:
Kiva is thrilled about the milestone, too, posting a congratulatory message on their blog.
In a press release, an atheist team representative writes:
AASFSHNR, just over 1 year old, is the first group to reach $1,000,000. Despite the modest goal of $50k in four months, 10 days after creation AASFSHNR hit $10,000. As the loans were paid back, or new money was lent, the group total climbed faster and faster.
(Thanks to Peter for the link!)