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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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  • Ethel
    Ethel received a loan from Jenny to buy more merchandise of splashes, cooking oil, bread and sugar to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Chien
    Chien received a loan from Pauleen to build a latrine to improve the health of her family.
    $450 to go
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  • Ibodat
    Ibodat received a loan from Jenny C to purchase a sewing machine of the YAMATA model and to expand the business.
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    $500 to go
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  • Liana
    Liana received a loan from Heather to purchase fruits and vegetables in order to resell and generate income.
    $275 to go
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  • Leutu
    Leutu received a loan from Kerry to buy rolling materials, paint, paint brush, elei design, containers, and a printing machine.
    $300 to go
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  • Elizbeth
    Elizbeth received a loan from Jane to buy a new rickshaw for her husband.
    0% repaid
  • Bubuzhan
    Bubuzhan received a loan from 1 team members to purchase two bull-calves for fattening and subsequently reselling.
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    $900 to go
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  • Samer
    Samer received a loan from 1 team members to buy a new rickshaw to use instead of the old one.
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     Only 4 days left! 
    $675 to go
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  • Mary's Group
    Mary's Group received a loan from Sharon to buy a solar light as well as cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season.
    0% repaid
  • Maria Mae
    Maria Mae received a loan from Chris to purchase more items to sell like canned goods, personal care products, bread, noodles, milk, coffee, spices, cooking oil, and other groceries.
    0% repaid

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