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Kiva New York presents 2013 March “Madness for Microlending” Contest

Kiva New York Lending Team

Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM (EDT)

Kiva New York presents 2013 March “Madness for...

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Kiva New York presents

 2013 March “Madness for Microlending” Contest


A $10 buy-in gives you a chance to win the ever-increasing jackpot PLUS help out needy entrepreneurs around the world.

Current Jackpot: $190.00


How To Play:

  1. Buy a Contest Entry "ticket" for $10. $5 goes into the jackpot and $5 will be used by Kiva New York to fund microloans taken out by entrepreneurs around the developing world. Visit their website to learn more about who they help and how it works!
  2. Use the link that you will get emailed to make your predictions for the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets.
  3. The participant with the most accurate predictions will win the entire jackpot!
  4. Read the Official Rules below for fine print and more detailed instructions.

 Official Rules:

  1. Purchase a Contest Entry "ticket" for $10 (plus the $1.54 Eventbrite fee charges to manage the payments). For every entry, $5 will be added to the Contest Jackpot and $5 will be used be the Kiva New York Lending Team to fund microloans around the world. (To learn more about Kiva and how half your entry fee will be used, visit
  2. You will be emailed a link to the Kiva New York Bracket Pool being run through
  3. On the PoolTracker website, predict the winners of each of the games of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, from the "Round of 64" onward.
  4. Additionally, as a tie-breaker, predict the total combined score of the Championship Game (i.e., if you think the winner will beat the runner-up 70-65, then your tie-breaker prediction is 135). 
  5. You may make your predictions as soon as all of the matchups are announced the night of "Selection Sunday," March, 17, 2013. The deadline for predictions is tip-off of the first game in the contest, at 12:00pm Thursday, March 21, 2013.
  6. The games mean more as the tournament goes on: You get 1 point for all the correct predictions during the Round of 64 (3/21-3/22), 2 points during the Round of 32 (3/23-3/24), 3 points during the Sweet 16 (3/28-3/29), 4 points during the Elite 8 (3/30-3/31), 5 points during the Final Four (4/6) and 6 points for the Championship Game (4/8).
  7. You may enter one bracket for each Contest Entry "tickets" purchase. If you would like to create multiple brackets to increase your odds of winning, you must purchase the equivalent number of Contest Entry "tickets."
  8. The participant with the most points at the end of the tournament will receive the entire jackpot (via PayPal).
  9. If there is a tie, the participant who entered the closest to actual tie-breaker combined score prediction is the winner. If multiple participants select the same tie-breaker score, whoever entered it first according to PoolTracker wins.
Have questions about Kiva New York presents 2013 March “Madness for Microlending” Contest? Contact Kiva New York Lending Team


Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM (EDT)

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Kiva New York Lending Team

Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending. There are over 739,000 members across the world from 200 nations.

The New York Lending Team holds events and fundraisers within the New York City area to spread awareness about Kiva's mission.

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