I look forward to seeing some of you at one (or both) of the Genealogists for Families 'meet-up' events in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) this month. If you are interested in genealogy and microlending, you are welcome to come along even if you have not yet joined our Kiva lending team. You are also welcome to bring family or friends who are curious about what we do.
The main get-together will be at 1:30pm, Sunday 22nd January 2012, at... (Correction! The venue has been changed. Details are in a more recent blog post.)
A smaller gathering will be held a week earlier, at 10:30am, Sunday 15th January 2012 at Tognini's cafe near the State Library of Queensland bookshop.
I chose those dates and venues partly because the Lifeline Bookfest, the largest second-hand book sale in the world, will be nearby at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. A map of the area is on www.culturalcentresouthbank.com.au.
If you think you may be able to join us on Sunday 15th or 22nd January, please email me at the address shown in the sidebar.
We enable people without access to traditional banks (including many women) to expand their businesses, educate their children, save for the future and raise themselves out of poverty. Through Kiva, a non-profit organisation working with microfinance institutions, you choose a borrower to support with a loan of just $5 or $25. Similar loans by other lenders are combined until the required total is reached. As your money is repaid you can withdraw it or lend it to someone else. Money that is loaned over and over again does more good than a one-time donation. Join 'Genealogists for Families' - together we are making a difference!