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!

Events

'Genealogists for Families' Team Events

If you want an event in your area:
  1. Consider the ideas in the Kiva Lending Team Playbook.

  2. Log in to your Kiva account and send a Team Message asking people to email you if they are interested.

  3. Some people don't read Kiva team messages, so you may also want to contact likely candidates via email, Facebook, GooglePlus, Twitter etc.

  4. When you have organised your Genealogists for Families social event, list it here by emailing the details to Judy at genieblogs [at] gmail.com.

Some previous team events are described at Geniaus and on this blog.