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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

 

Latest Messages  

72 messages. Join the team to get in on the action!

Team Activity

  • Vincent
    Kenya
    Vincent received a loan from 3 team members to pay for poultry and farm implements.
    Kylie Willison Angela Pauleen
    $275 to go
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  • Ruta
    Samoa
    Ruta received a loan from Brian to buy meat, boneless chicken, salt, seasoning, a new oven and bags of flour.
    Brian
    0% repaid
  • Amuli
    Uganda
    Amuli received a loan from Janet buy more produce.
    Janet
    0% repaid
  • Lucia
    Timor-Leste
    Lucia received a loan from Janet to buy coffee, sugar, soap, milk, cooking oil, biscuits, cigarettes, and other things to sell.
    Janet
    0% repaid
  • Helen
    Philippines
    Helen received a loan from Pauleen to purchase construction materials for her house.
    Pauleen
    0% repaid
  • Nhet
    Cambodia
    Nhet received a loan from Pauleen to pay for her house renovation.
    Pauleen
    0% repaid
  • Saba
    Pakistan
    Saba received a loan from 2 team members to build another classroom for accomodating more students.
    Pauleen Adrian
    0% repaid
  • Osama
    Palestine
    Osama received a loan from Adrian to paint, rebuild the bathroom and kitchen, and install windows for his house again.
    Adrian
    0% repaid
  • Merita
    Timor-Leste
    Merita received a loan from Kirsty to buy cigarettes, biscuits, body lotion, beer, water, Fanta, Sprite, noodles, salt, sugar and coffee.
    Kirsty
    0% repaid
  • Aysha
    Pakistan
    Aysha received a loan from 2 team members to purchase another buffalo for increasing milk sales in order to cover her household expenses more efficiently.
    Jennifer Dan
    0% repaid
  • Ana Yamileth
    El Salvador
    Ana Yamileth received a loan from 1 team members to buy wire mesh to close off her land, so her animals do not get lost or stolen.
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    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

296
Team Members
$122,300
Amount Loaned
4,620
Loans
15.6
Loans per member