In 2011 we won an award for Best New Community Project. 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 via Kiva Zip or $25 via Kiva. Similar loans by other lenders are combined until the required total is reached. As your money is repaid (often in monthly instalments), 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!

11 February 2012

Volunteers Needed

** UPDATE, 12 Feb 2012 **

I deleted this post when I discovered that it was damaging the project's reputation. A team member emailed me and said (quote), "Normally I like being part of a team but your list of volunteer jobs... too much push... reminding [me] of phone charity calls - once you make a donation they never ever leave you alone."

Ouch! But I can understand her point of view, and I apologise.

I hated having to ask for help. I will try not to do it again. To those who left comments and offers of assistance: thank you! I will email you so we can continue the discussion privately without irritating others.