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.
For some reason the worl championship in petanque is held in the buzzling metroloplis of Tahiti this year! So pack your swimwear and go there at once!
Finally petanque has found a new home, as a bar game! Althought it might take a few years befor the darts-boards get the boot and petanque moves in everywhere it has started to happen
The Financial times has finally understood that Petanque is the game of the future, with our long time friend Mike Pegg, International umpire. "It may not be the sunny south of France but even on a chilly Devon day, British fans are warming to the charms of pétanque"
This is a product we have mentioned earlier, just because it is sooooo French. A Tour de France petanque-set! This is more French than a baguette!
We stumbled across a petanque-game for the andoid-system. From the produces description:"Petanque in St Tropez is a 3D bowls game, as played on the mediterannean coast." We do not have an android-phone to test it on, perhaps one of you can help us out?
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