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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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  • Isaac
    Isaac received a loan from Glyn to increase his horticulture farm production.
    $675 to go
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  • Shoirajon
    Shoirajon received a loan from Chrissie to buy new clothing inventory for the fall season.
     Only 9 hours 48 minutes left! 
    $850 to go
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  • Vincent
    Vincent received a loan from 4 team members to pay for poultry and farm implements.
    Chris Kylie Willison Angela Pauleen
    0% repaid
  • Ruta
    Ruta received a loan from Brian to buy meat, boneless chicken, salt, seasoning, a new oven and bags of flour.
    0% repaid
  • Lucia
    Lucia received a loan from Janet to buy coffee, sugar, soap, milk, cooking oil, biscuits, cigarettes, and other things to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Amuli
    Amuli received a loan from Janet buy more produce.
    0% repaid
  • Mame Bousso's Group
    Mame Bousso's Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase cloth, thread, and beads.
    Lynda Linda
    0% repaid
  • Nhet
    Nhet received a loan from Pauleen to pay for her house renovation.
    0% repaid
  • Helen
    Helen received a loan from Pauleen to purchase construction materials for her house.
    0% repaid
  • Saba
    Saba received a loan from 2 team members to build another classroom for accomodating more students.
    Pauleen Adrian
    0% repaid
  • Osama
    Osama received a loan from Adrian to paint, rebuild the bathroom and kitchen, and install windows for his house again.
    0% repaid
  • Merita
    Merita received a loan from Kirsty to buy cigarettes, biscuits, body lotion, beer, water, Fanta, Sprite, noodles, salt, sugar and coffee.
    0% repaid

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