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!

Benefits

In addition to the Do-Good, Feel-Good and Pay-It-Forward aspects of helping a family or small business with a $25 loan, benefits to team members include:
  1. Getting to know new people who share your interests, and finding out about new genealogy resources. For more details and examples see 'Genealogy Benefits and Team Achievements'.

  2. Free publicity for your business, Web site, blog, online family tree or whatever, if you enter the details on your Lender Page when you log in to Kiva. *

  3. Prize draws for team members who have made loans. *
* If you select 'Anonymous' on your Lender Page, no details are displayed - so no free publicity and no prize draws, because we cannot identify you!

Join 'Genealogists for Families' and become part of a team that is making a difference!