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

Location: Worldwide       Team website

 

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Team Activity

  • Lại
    Vietnam
    Lại received a loan from Cari to buy a water tank and install a clean water system.
    Cari
    0% repaid
  • Nuray
    Turkey
    Nuray received a loan from Kirsty to buy promotional material.
    Kirsty
    0% repaid
  • Florence's Group
    Kenya
    Florence's Group received a loan from 1 team members to provide communities with free access to chlorine to treat their drinking water.
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    0% repaid
  • Jose Ernesto
    Nicaragua
    Jose Ernesto received a loan from Kerryn to improve the condition of his home by building a perimeter wall for his family's security.
    Kerryn
    0% repaid
  • Mumtaz
    Pakistan
    Mumtaz received a loan from Gary to buy one more buffalo to cater to more customers, and to provide a better standard of living to her family members.
    Gary
    0% repaid
  • Maya
    Lebanon
    Maya received a loan from John to pay for her children's school tuition fees, and to support her family with the necessary living expenses.
    John
    0% repaid
  • Esther
    Kenya
    Esther received a loan from John to buy a quality dairy cow.
    John
    0% repaid
  • Tuinuane Group
    Tanzania
    Tuinuane Group received a loan from Roo to buy more liquid and powdered soap to put in small pacages to resell to ordinary people, and to buy Muslim type of dresses called madila to resell.
    Roo
    0% repaid
  • Dan
    Vietnam
    Dan received a loan from Anne to buy a greater variety and quantity of medicines to sell.
    Anne
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

297
Team Members
$128,650
Amount Loaned
4,868
Loans
16.4
Loans per member