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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

  • Erkingul
    Erkingul received a loan from Gary to purchase two cows for fattening and resale.
    0% repaid
  • Povsothida
    Povsothida received a loan from Nancy to pay her university fees.
    0% repaid
  • Veronica
    Veronica received a loan from Maureen to buy fishing nets and other needed materials.
    0% repaid
  • Fozia
    Fozia received a loan from Roo to pay for maintenance on her sons lathe machine.
    0% repaid
  • Carina
    Carina received a loan from Ann to buy ingredients for her food production business.
    $250 to go
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  • Mary
    Mary received a loan from Pauleen to buy fertilizers and other farm supplies.
    0% repaid
  • Latavra
    Latavra received a loan from Jill to begin to trade potatoes.
    0% repaid
  • Lani
    Lani received a loan from Doug to buy fishing materials like nets, lead weights, hooks and floaters.
    $325 to go
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  • Rosalina
    El Salvador
    Rosalina received a loan from Jean to buy material to produce aprons, towels, mops and other items used to clean the home.
    0% repaid

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