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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).

Location: Worldwide       Team website


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Team Activity

  • Soeut
    Soeut received a loan from Angela to buy construction materials to build a bathroom with a toilet and a portion to buy chickens to resell.
    0% repaid
  • Josefina
    Josefina received a loan from 1 team members to buy textiles machinery, wools and yarns so that she can continue with her trade and have the opportunity to expand her workshop.
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    $3,550 to go
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  • Anonymous
    El Salvador
    Anonymous received a loan from 1 team members to buy wholesale handicraft products.
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    $675 to go
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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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  • Leonora
    Leonora received a loan from Pauleen to build a concrete pig pen.
    0% repaid
  • 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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    $400 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.
    0% repaid
  • Elizbeth
    Elizbeth received a loan from Jane to buy a new rickshaw for her husband.
    0% repaid
  • 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 2 days left! 
    $500 to go
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