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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

  • Lendita
    Kosovo
    Lendita received a loan from 2 team members to purchase materials and continue to add income to their family.
    Janet Kerry
    $175 to go
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  • Consuelo Del Milagro
    Peru
    Consuelo Del Milagro received a loan from 1 team members to buy more animals to sell.
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    0% repaid
  • Lily
    Philippines
    Lily received a loan from 1 team members buy additonal piglets and feed.
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    0% repaid
  • Crestita
    Philippines
    Crestita received a loan from 1 team members to purchase five sacks of booster feeds and five piglets.
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    0% repaid
  • Melter
    Zimbabwe
    Melter received a loan from 1 team members to purchase more chicks, vaccines, and feeds.
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    0% repaid
  • Gregorio
    Nicaragua
    Gregorio received a loan from Brian purchase a horse wagon.
    Brian
    0% repaid
  • Chin
    Cambodia
    Chin received a loan from Brian to pay for her son’s education.
    Brian
    0% repaid
  • Khorn's Group
    Cambodia
    Khorn's Group received a loan from Brian to buy fertilizers and seeds for her farmland.
    Brian
    0% repaid
  • Sargis
    Armenia
    Sargis received a loan from elisabeth thorn to pay his granddaughter’s tuition fees.
    elisabeth thorn
    0% repaid
  • Leze
    Albania
    Leze received a loan from elisabeth thorn to pay the education fees for her son, who is pursuing a master's degree.
    elisabeth thorn
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

294
Team Members
$118,000
Amount Loaned
4,451
Loans
15.1
Loans per member