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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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  • Jimena
    Jimena received a loan from Rose to purchase a refrigerator and tables and chairs for her snack shop.
    0% repaid
  • Dima
    Dima received a loan from Cathy to make necessary dental treatments.
    $475 to go
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  • Virgina
    Virgina received a loan from 2 team members to buy pants, sweatpants, t-shirts, dresses and other women's clothes to sell.
    Cathy Aillin
    0% repaid
  • Mele
    Mele received a loan from 1 team members to buy insect poison, fertilizer, a new wheelbarrow, a tiller, a rake, new gloves, and a watering hose.
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    $750 to go
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  • Lesya
    Lesya received a loan from Jane to buy candles and decorations.
    0% repaid
  • Rano
    Rano received a loan from Robyn to buy calves.
    0% repaid
  • Zhanylbek
    Zhanylbek received a loan from Aillin to purchase sheep and young bulls in order to grow his business.
     Only 21 hours 56 minutes left! 
    $375 to go
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  • Dina
    Dina received a loan from Aillin to buy popsicles and ice cream treats in greater volume.
    0% repaid
  • Linh
    Linh received a loan from Aillin to buy household items, noodles, fast food and candies for selling at her store.
    0% repaid
  • Karine
    Karine received a loan from Aillin to pay for two calves.
    0% repaid

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