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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).

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Team Activity

  • Laila
    Laila received a loan from Janet to buy fertilizer for her agricultural land.
    $0 to go
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  • Ahmad
    Ahmad received a loan from elisabeth thorn to buy a professional camera for his university studies in journalism and photography.
    elisabeth thorn
    $925 to go
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  • Sharon Group
    Sharon Group received a loan from Cathy to buy raw materials for expanding their fishery pond and small fishes to raise in the pond.
    $1,175 to go
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  • Nahir
    Nahir received a loan from Shauna to pay university fees.
    0% repaid
  • Luzviminda
    Luzviminda received a loan from Chris to buy more frozen goods like ham, sausage, and hot dogs.
    0% repaid
  • Emily
    Emily received a loan from Jeroen to buy additional stocks of household goods to sell like canned goods, eggs, noodles, etc.
    0% repaid
  • Sandra Nohemy
    El Salvador
    Sandra Nohemy received a loan from Kerry she will purchase beads, pearls, wire, pendants, etc., to continue making her various accessories.
    0% repaid
  • Mukhtaran
    Mukhtaran received a loan from Nancy to purchase different varieties of cloth at reasonable prices.
    0% repaid

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