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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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Team Activity

  • Barbara Hilda
    Barbara Hilda received a loan from Barb purchase rice, sugar, milk, and cookies.
    0% repaid
  • Eder
    Eder received a loan from Rodney to pay university fees.
    0% repaid
  • Mohammad
    Mohammad received a loan from Gill to purchase a new collection of summer clothes for his business.
    0% repaid
  • Geofrey
    Geofrey received a loan from Gill to buy shoes, bags, shirts and dresses for reselling.
    0% repaid
  • Ushirika Group
    Ushirika Group received a loan from Julie to buy materials to make suits and dresses and to buy sewing equipment for the sewing shop.
    $2,600 to go
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  • Maqsood
    Maqsood received a loan from Janet to buy a stock of thread in different colors and packs of zippers, buttons and laces.
    0% repaid
  • Susan
    Susan received a loan from Cathy to buy maize flour, wheat flour, rice and beans for resale.
    0% repaid
  • Leoniza
    Leoniza received a loan from Barb to purchase stocks to resell, such as canned goods, eggs, milk, spices, soaps, etc.
    0% repaid
  • Mary Ann
    Mary Ann received a loan from Barb to buy additional sacks of charcoal to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Faustina
    Faustina received a loan from Judy Webster to purchase additional materials like fabric for her business.
    Judy Webster
    0% repaid
  • Josephine
    Josephine received a loan from Barb to purchase additional materials like threads, zippers, buttons, etc. for her business.
    0% repaid

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