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2020 Election Bingo Cards

2020 U.S. Election Bingo Cards

On Tuesday, voters in the United States will go to the polls as they do every November—and as nearly any literate adult knows, the U.S. presidency is up for grabs in 2020. Four years ago, Zomia conducted a pre-election poll and organized discussions with students. This year, we decided to follow more closely and have some fun as results come in.

By “having some fun,” we don’t mean to imply that the election should be taken lightly. American leadership and policy impact people everywhere. We won’t get into the issues here, but the challenges we face—from climate change to the coronavirus pandemic to growing economic inequality—are daunting.

Yet while we are taking the election seriously, we thought it could be fun to have a set of Bingo cards to use when following returns on Tuesday/Wednesday—so we created some. 😀

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Earn a $50 Gift Card as a Monthly Lender

Provide $100 in automated monthly loans and earn a $50 gift card from a retailer of your choice!

Among our biggest challenges at Zomia is predicting student support. We have the unenviable task of committing to fund students for an entire academic year—before we’ve secured all the capital necessary to fund their loans. The more predictable our lender contributions, the better we can plan student distributions and future support.

Introducing Monthly Lending

Recently, we enabled a feature allowing lenders to make automatic monthly loans. Sign up to make loans on the 1st of each month, and we’ll automatically allocate funds to students matching your lending preferences.

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2013 UNHCR Camp. Photo by Steve Gumaer at Partners Relief & Development

Our response to the Rohingya crisis

While the causes of the Rohingya crisis are complex, what is clear is that in recent weeks we have witnessed a mass exodus of humans from their homes in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

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Not Just A Student screen grab

Not Just a Student

Today we released “Not Just a Student,” a short video that introduces Zomia’s work while illustrating the power of higher education.

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