Sunday, August 18, 2019

Genealogists for Families – Can you help?

Kiva Genealogists for Families

Kiva – Genealogists for Families project

Empower people around the world with a $25 loan.

I was honoured to be asked to join Genealogists for Families project through Kiva, an organization that makes loans to people in low income countries.

We have so much and I consider this one small way to help others less fortunate. I wish to thank two Australian genealogy friends for alerting me to Kiva – Carole for the inspiration and Judy for organizing the Genealogists for Families project.  

Loans are $25 and are paid back.   I have made two loans already – both to women who needed loans to expand their small business – one in fishing and the other one in agriculture.

Several of my friends have been providing loans through this organization and have had positive experiences.  I feel good about this project. I plan to keep re-loaning the amount when the funds are paid back. It was fun finding the individuals I wanted to sponsor.

Judy shares the inspiration for the project here.

It is simple to get involved.

    1. Register with Kiva (it opens in a new window). 
    2. Then go to our team page and click ‘Join’. (Do this before you make a loan.)

If you do not have a spare $25 just yet, you can register with Kiva and join our team now, and when you do make a loan it will be automatically linked to the team’s efforts.

I’m extending an invitation to all of my friends and families. Please join our team and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

About the Genealogists for Families Project 

This project was created on September 27, 2011 and is made up of a group of genealogists located worldwide.  We care about families (past, present and future).

Everyone is welcome on this team – genealogists, their family and friends, and anyone else who believes that our small actions can make a big difference to those who are less fortunate. 



One Response to “Genealogists for Families – Can you help?”
  1. Judy Webster says:

    Joan, it’s an honour to have you on the team. Thanks for your support. And yes, choosing a borrower is indeed *lots* of fun. In fact, looking at all the profiles is quite addictive!
    Judy Webster´s last [type] ..No.9 (genealogy worldwide)

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