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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 genfamilies.blogspot.com/search/label/FAQ (which has important information and answers to frequently asked questions).

Location: Worldwide       Team website

 

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Team Activity

  • Wolale C Group
    Mali
    Wolale C Group received a loan from Sharon frais de labour, achat d’intrants, de petits matériels agricoles et de semence.
    Sharon
     Only 2 days left! 
    $575 to go
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  • Paula
    Mexico
    Paula received a loan from Sylvia to pay for the construction of the first room of her future home.
    Sylvia
    0% repaid
  • Noor
    Pakistan
    Noor received a loan from John to purchase raw material, such as spools of threads, ribbons and buttons in different colors.
    John
    0% repaid
  • Leoncie
    Rwanda
    Leoncie received a loan from Adrian to buy more fertilizer.
    Adrian
    0% repaid
  • Justine
    Rwanda
    Justine received a loan from Adrian to buy more fertilizers for rice.
    Adrian
    0% repaid
  • Aliitasi
    Samoa
    Aliitasi received a loan from 1 team members to buy chemicals, fertilizer, a new wheelbarrow, a tiller, a rake, new gumboots and a spade.
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    0% repaid
  • Samwel
    Kenya
    Samwel received a loan from 1 team members to buy beehives and apiary materials for honey production.
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    0% repaid
  • Esphone
    Kenya
    Esphone received a loan from 1 team members to buy a dairy cow.
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    $125 to go
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  • Elizabeth
    Kenya
    Elizabeth received a loan from 1 team members to buy a quality breed of dairy cow.
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    0% repaid
  • Ruben Dario
    Colombia
    Ruben Dario received a loan from 1 team members to buy supplies such as fertilizers and potato and carrot seeds in order to start his farming business and reach his dream of being independent.
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    $825 to go
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  • Zef
    Albania
    Zef received a loan from 1 team members to build a new stable.
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    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

294
Team Members
$117,225
Amount Loaned
4,420
Loans
15.0
Loans per member