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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

  • Ambatiessiri Ii Group
    Ambatiessiri Ii Group received a loan from Geo. to pay for labor, seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, weedkiller, and small equipment.
    0% repaid
  • Josefina
    Josefina received a loan from Jill to buy equipment to manufacture shoes.
    0% repaid
  • Davida
    Davida received a loan from Jill to make repairs to their family house seen in the background of the photograph.
    $325 to go
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  • Shahnoza
    Shahnoza received a loan from Jill to buy small livestock.
    0% repaid
  • Rosalia
    Rosalia received a loan from Barb to buy more items to sell like soap, eggs, noodles, and shampoo.
    0% repaid
  • Tet Wun (North)
    Myanmar (Burma)
    Tet Wun (North) received a loan from Debbie to help 29 villagers buy a small tractor for village use.
    0% repaid
  • Lilian
    Lilian received a loan from 1 team members to purchase a stock of wheat flour, maize flour and beans.
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    0% repaid
  • Shahnaz
    Shahnaz received a loan from 1 team members to purchase raw materials such as silver, gold and artificial gems and pearls.
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    0% repaid
  • María Del Socorro
    María Del Socorro received a loan from 1 team members to buy building materials such as red brick, guttering, iron sheeting, zinc sheeting and nails.
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    $400 to go
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  • Marina
    Marina received a loan from 1 team members to buy fishnets and other fishing supplies.
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    0% repaid

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