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!

Members

Strictly speaking, to be on the Genealogists for Families team you need to have made at least one Kiva loan. In exceptional circumstances, however, you may offer to help with publicity instead of making a $5 or $25 loan, but please contact the team captain.

You can invite your relatives and friends to join your team even if they are not interested in family history.

If you have been involved with genealogy for a while, you will probably recognise many names and faces on the Team Members list (two pages).

Join our team now!