I've been researching my family history for over 20 years. I've seen what the impact of a small event can be in the course of history. Ancestors who were the only ones to survive out of 10 siblings. Ancestors who were brave enough to move to start a better life and wouldn't have met their spouses otherwise. Without these events, I wouldn't be here today.
I'd like to think that just maybe, my donation will make a difference in somebody's life today and in the lives of their descendants for generations to come. Sometimes all you need is a chance.
I work as a professional genealogist, helping people from around the world find their ancestors from the Netherlands. I've recently started making a Kiva loan for each new client I get.
I also work as a project manager at the Nationaal Archief, the National Archives of the Netherlands. My professional interests include online access to historical information and improving accessibility of websites for people with disabilities.