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

'There are people trying to change this world that seems to be going down. Some people think there is nothing that can be done... But then there is you, who really do believe that it is still possible.'

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).

Location: Worldwide       Team website


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  • Angelique
    Angelique received a loan from Doug to buy more maize and beans to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Safina
    Safina received a loan from Doug to purchase more sacks of maize flour and beans for sale.
    $250 to go
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  • Eluminia
    Eluminia received a loan from Robyn and Janice to buy a cow to increase her cattle numbers and milk production.
    Robyn and Janice
    0% repaid
  • Nelsy
    Nelsy received a loan from Jeroen to purchase agricultural inputs to aid her coffee crops for this new season.
    0% repaid
  • Al Wafa Group
    Al Wafa Group received a loan from Ronnie to buy more sheep to increase her business income.
    0% repaid
  • Lilian Judith
    Lilian Judith received a loan from Sue to buy supplies for her grocery store.
    0% repaid
  • Sara Mabel
    El Salvador
    Sara Mabel received a loan from 1 team members buy seeds, fertilizer, manure, pesticides etc.
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    0% repaid
  • Kibosho Group
    Kibosho Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy goats to resell.
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    0% repaid
  • Sreyoeur's Group
    Sreyoeur's Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy fertilizer and to pay for plowing costs.
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    $325 to go
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  • Alaa
    Alaa received a loan from Angela to increase her current inventory of beauty products, hair colors, accessories and hair dryers.
    0% repaid

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