On Kiva to each loan is assigned (among others) those 4 properties:
Except for the sectors which are only 15, the goal of the Collectors is to make at least one loan in each Country or to each Field Partner or to a given Activity. To teams helps the Collectors to find the rare items in these 3 categories.
The most useful ressource is Kivatools.org (by Vijay) which displays a lot of statistics in a simple tabular way.
You first choose your stats, from the top menu:
Then you sort the table by the column you want. for example Number of loans:
Each time a rare Country or Field Partner shows up, the member who notices it send a message (containing the link to the borrower's page) to the group. That way the other members are notified (probably by email) and can make a loan.
The message sent can be as simple as the one below. It's important to write the Activity ("Well digging (A very rare one)") before you insert the link because the following snippet do not show up in the group description page.
Please do not post any of the above categories links in this group.
Warning: as there are 140 activities and 230 Field Partners, collecting all of them is a lengthy process, you should probably make a loan for the ultra rare items first (let's say the first 5 or 10) as soon as they show up.
You're welcome to join my team Kathleen.
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