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We loan because...
we care about families (past, present and future).

About us
Genealogists worldwide (plus relatives and friends) have found a simple way to help less fortunate families. In 2011 'Genealogists for Families' received an award for Best New Community Project.

Through Kiva, a non-profit organisation working with microfinance institutions, you choose a borrower to support with a loan of just $5 (through Kiva Zip) or $25 (on the main Kiva site). Similar loans by other lenders are combined until the required total is reached. This enables people without access to traditional banks (including many women) to expand their businesses, support and educate their children, save for the future and raise themselves out of poverty. 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!

Anyone *who makes a loan* through Kiva can be a member of this team. You can invite your family and friends to join even if they are not involved in genealogy.

** Please read (which has important information and answers to frequently asked questions).

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Team Activity

  • Maksatbek
    Maksatbek received a loan from Chrissie to purchase two cows and ten sheep for fattening up and resale.
     Only 1 day left! 
    $1,350 to go
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  • Gloria Ibel
    El Salvador
    Gloria Ibel received a loan from Alona to buy detergent, soap, toothpaste, sugar, salt, etc. for her convenience store to satisfy her clientele.
    0% repaid
  • Hean
    Hean received a loan from Alona to cover his university fees from the first to the fourth year.
    $1,900 to go
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  • Kefa
    Kefa received a loan from Alona to buy a dairy cow so as to increase milk supply for more income gain.
    0% repaid
  • Jose Guadalupe
    El Salvador
    Jose Guadalupe received a loan from Rosemary to buy feed for the animals and build a sty for his pigs.
    0% repaid
  • Pagopago
    Pagopago received a loan from Maureen to buy a new frying pan, a heavy duty gas burner, a spatula and a new gas bottle.
    0% repaid
  • Filipo
    Filipo received a loan from Maureen to buy fabric paint, stencils, gloves, brushes, rollers and wooden carved designs.
    0% repaid
  • Las Manzanas Xepol Group
    Las Manzanas Xepol Group received a loan from Jan to purchase good quality thread and other supplies for her textile business.
    0% repaid
  • Nonsoung Group
    Lao PDR
    Nonsoung Group received a loan from Jan to purchase TerraClear water filters so she can have access to safe drinking water.
    0% repaid
  • Saumu
    Saumu received a loan from Shelley purchase inventory and restock the out-of-stock items in her mama lishe shop.
    0% repaid

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