Kiva Lending Team: Lynn Janoff
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Lynn was passionate about life and loved helping others. We want to honor her life and continue the work she began.
Lynn was never financially wealthy, but she had a heart of gold. She was a pillar of strength for her family, her many friends and her community. She was a strong, gutsy, outspoken woman with a lot of energy. When the cupboards at the local food pantry were bare she would organize a food drive. If she was watching the news on TV and saw a story about a stranger who needed money she would send a check.
She continued to impress and inspire her community with the grace through which she handled her battle with cancer. Even while undergoing exhausting medical treatments, she continued volunteering at her local housing organization, brought meals to a friend who’d had surgery, participated in a domestic violence fundraiser, played Santa for people unable to buy gifts for their children and signed up for Kiva, making her first loan of $100 to a woman for her retail store.
She thought Kiva was a fantastic way to help people around the world. She cared deeply about empowering women and making sure they had enough to provide food and education for their children.
There were times in her life that Lynn struggled to pay her own bills, but she still gave because she knew the importance of helping others.
She is pictured with her great-granddaughter.
We are people who want Lynn’s spirit of helping others to continue. She wanted to make the world a better place and we can still help her do that.
Help us honor Lynn!!!
The team's goal is to get people who knew Lynn or are inspired by her story to sign up for Kiva and make their first $25 loan. If you’re already a Kiva lender please join our team and make a new loan in her honor.
Location: Lansdale, Pa., USA
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