We have put a new banner on petanque.org, for an organization called kiva. They make it possible for anyone to make a microloan ( a very small loan) to people in need. You do not give the money away, it is a loan. And we would like you to contribute!
Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.
Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.
I lent Mr.Ceferino Mercado Canda $25 to buy fertilizers. And I must admit, I have have never felt better after clicking the "buy" button over at Paypal.
Perhaps we can exand it by sending boules as well? In the mean time, please consider helping out.
Remember, this is not giving money away, it is a loan. You'll get your money back
So lets see if we can get Ceferino Mercado Canda the additional $200 he needs to get his farm going shall we?
Go to kiva, and lend a small amount. We have set up a group for petanque-players
I apolgize for a 100% petanque-unrelated posting, but this seems like a very good thing.
We have done some redesigning here, and things are starting to look a bit more like 2013. The last change was back in 2005, and that was our 5th redesign. So here we are in the middle of our 6th change since 1996.
FInally there is a petanque-app for the android-users out there. And it is free. The perfect xmas-present perhaps?
We have set up a system that will publish 2 new postcards to twitter every day from petanque.org. It will not work forever of course, in only 2,5 years we will start with re-runs of cards we have already previously published on Twitter . We do have a lot of petanque-postcards here.
We have a very nice collection of postcards here on petanque.org, and all of them are about petanque of course. Currently we have more than 1750 postcards available for your enjoyment.
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