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!

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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