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.
Remember the petanqueamerica open this coming week! An assortment of petanque- celebrities and a lot of teams from all over the world are coming. So why don't you join the party too?
Unfortunately we had a "bug" in the clubs database that made new entries impossible. This has been fixed now, so if you have tried to register your club previously but it did not work, this is the time to try again.
Thailand defeated France 13-7 at the women’s Petanque World Championship on Monday in Mendi, France. This is their sixth world title.
The petanque club "La Boule Cadienne de Lafayette" put on a gamefor new french-teachers, to make them feel at home.
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