Kiva Lending Team: Genealogists for Families
We loan because...
we care about families (past, present and future).
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 genfamilies.blogspot.com/search/label/FAQ (which has important information and answers to frequently asked questions).
Location: Worldwide Team website
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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
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
$1,900 to goLend Now
Kefa received a loan from Alona to buy a dairy cow so as to increase milk supply for more income gain.
Llankasun De Lares Group received a loan from Jean to purchase cooking supplies such as rice, vegetables, and chicken.
Jose Guadalupe received a loan from Rosemary to buy feed for the animals and build a sty for his pigs.
Pagopago received a loan from Maureen to buy a new frying pan, a heavy duty gas burner, a spatula and a new gas bottle.
Filipo received a loan from Maureen to buy fabric paint, stencils, gloves, brushes, rollers and wooden carved designs.
Las Manzanas Xepol Group received a loan from Jan to purchase good quality thread and other supplies for her textile business.
Nonsoung Group received a loan from Jan to purchase TerraClear water filters so she can have access to safe drinking water.0% repaid
Nhom 11 - Luu Phuong Group received a loan from Shelley to pay for construction of a sanitary latrine, with a device for hand-washing, for the health of her family.$2,500 to goLend Now
Saumu received a loan from Shelley purchase inventory and restock the out-of-stock items in her mama lishe shop.
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