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!

What Else Can I Do?

  • Involve your children when you choose a borrower. It's a great way to teach them about other countries and cultures.
  • Mention 'Genealogists for Families' to your family history group, seminar audience, etc.
  • Invite your family and friends. Non-genealogists are welcome!
  • Spread the word via your online social networks (our Twitter hashtag is #KivaGFF).
  • Put a link to 'Genealogists for Families' (http://genfamilies.blogspot.com/) in:
  • Raise funds for future loans:
Join Genealogists for Families. Together we are making a difference!

1 comment:

  1. All great ideas Judy and hopefully we'll progressively spread the word. Thanks for the link - I'm a firm believer in Kiva.

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