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 $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!

02 July 2012

A Commemorative Loan

My Dad
Today would have been my father's 93rd birthday. He was the inspiration for the Genealogists for Families project, so I wanted to make a commemorative loan that was somehow relevant to his life.

We lived on a grazing property 45 miles from the nearest town, so we could not just pop down to the shops to buy fresh produce. Remembering what life was like there, I decided that my $25 loan should go to a man who milks cows and grows vegetables!

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  1. Judy, I have nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award. Please read about it here:

    1. Jill, thank you very much for the nomination. I will follow up on this as soon as possible - but after a dreadful week with two deaths in the family and two lesser tragedies, I am really struggling. Social media will be taking a back seat for a while.

  2. What a wonderful memorial to your Dad. Great idea!

    1. Thanks! (Your Blogger profile is not visible to the public, so I can't tell whether you are one of the two 'Genealogists for Families' Kiva team members who are named Adrian.)


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