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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

  • Gnilane Diouf's Group
    Gnilane Diouf's Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy cattle and soap for her business.
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    0% repaid
  • Nora
    Nora received a loan from 1 team members to build concrete pig pens.
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    0% repaid
  • Thuong's Group
    Thuong's Group received a loan from 1 team members to increase her pig raising capability and take care of her son.
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    0% repaid
  • Ruzanna
    Ruzanna received a loan from Sarah to pay for university tuition for her daughter.
    0% repaid
  • Jessica
    Jessica received a loan from Sarah to pay university tuition.
    0% repaid
  • Maria
    Maria received a loan from Sarah to pay her university fees.
    0% repaid
  • Ashley
    United States
    Ashley received a loan from Sarah to purchase, school equipment, books, and signage.
    $6,200 to go
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  • Houyhai Group
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Houyhai Group received a loan from Shauna to purchase a TerraClear water filter, so his family can have access to safe drinking water.
    0% repaid
  • Marine
    Marine received a loan from Nancy to buy ten bee families to enlarge her beekeeping activities and have more honey for sale.
    0% repaid
  • Maira Alejandra
    Maira Alejandra received a loan from George to buy cosmetics such as creams and nail polish to display at her business and improve her income by offering a better service.
    0% repaid
  • Hermine
    Hermine received a loan from Ken to buy some agricultural implements for the autumn season cultivation, as well as fertilizer.
    0% repaid

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