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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 genfamilies.blogspot.com/search/label/FAQ (which has important information and answers to frequently asked questions).

Location: Worldwide       Team website

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Mon's Group
    Vietnam
    Mon's Group received a loan from Anne to invest in a cow-breeding business.
    Anne
    0% repaid
  • Katty Diana
    Peru
    Katty Diana received a loan from Anne to continue her studies in Industrial Management.
    Anne
    $2,500 to go
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  • Nargiza
    Kyrgyzstan
    Nargiza received a loan from Lynette to purchase 2 cows and 5 sheep in order to help bolster her income.
    Lynette
    0% repaid
  • Eleuteria
    Peru
    Eleuteria received a loan from Judy to purchase chicken, vegetables, rice and meat.
    Judy
    0% repaid
  • Felicien
    Rwanda
    Felicien received a loan from Judy to pay workers who harvested maize.
    Judy
    0% repaid
  • María Elena
    Panama
    María Elena received a loan from Dianne to buy an oven for her bakery.
    Dianne
    0% repaid
  • Chakali
    Kyrgyzstan
    Chakali received a loan from Joan to buy 2 steers for fattening and resale.
    Joan
    $625 to go
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  • Maryam
    Kenya
    Maryam received a loan from Sarah to purchase chicks and chicken feeds.
    Sarah
    0% repaid
  • Na Tau 10 Group
    Vietnam
    Na Tau 10 Group received a loan from Christine to buy chicks and food for the chickens to expand her production.
    Christine
    0% repaid
  • Grapehalp
    Haiti
    Grapehalp received a loan from 2 team members to purchase three cows.
    Christine Janet
    0% repaid
  • Madina
    Azerbaijan
    Madina received a loan from 2 team members to purchase seeds and fertilizer to help again sustain her family business.
    Kerry Default lender image
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

301
Team Members
$145,750
Amount Loaned
5,537
Loans
18.4
Loans per member