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!
18 May 2013
Log in and look under 'Portfolio / Invite friends' - or to invite people to join Kiva and the 'Genealogists for Families' team, quote the link shown on www.kiva.org/team/genealogists/recruit.
If you earn a free 'bonus loan' because someone joins Kiva via your personal referral link, you only have 7 days to use that $25 credit. Kiva contacts you when you receive a bonus, but in case their emails end up in your spam folder and you overlook them, I suggest that you log in and check your credit once a week.
Do your account settings allow Kiva to email you? Log in and check 'Account / Email preferences'.