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We loan because...
we care about families (past, present and future).

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

  • Rosa Dinora
    El Salvador
    Rosa Dinora received a loan from Dan to purchase manure, pesticides, and herbicides for her vegetables.
    Dan
    $525 to go
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  • Mohira
    Tajikistan
    Mohira received a loan from Dan to start a new business and buy some livestock.
    Dan
    $250 to go
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  • Milagro De La Paz
    El Salvador
    Milagro De La Paz received a loan from Dan to purchase two pigs, which will strengthen her business and support its continuity so she can have satisfied customers.
    Dan
    $650 to go
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  • Kahonzi
    Kenya
    Kahonzi received a loan from Dan to purchase tables,chairs and new utensils for her business.
    Dan
     Only 2 days left! 
    $350 to go
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  • Nina
    Armenia
    Nina received a loan from Dan to pay for 4 sows needed for breeding purposes.
    Dan
     Only 1 day left! 
    $900 to go
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  • Maria
    Samoa
    Maria received a loan from 2 team members to buy vegetable seeds, chemicals, wheelbarrow, water tank, rake, shovel, hand gloves and safety boots,.
    Fran Judy Webster
    $400 to go
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  • Sam An's Group
    Cambodia
    Sam An's Group received a loan from Pauleen to buy solar panels to save more income by reducing the cost of electricity service and to allow her child to be able to study at night.
    Pauleen
    0% repaid
  • Vicente
    Bolivia
    Vicente received a loan from Dave to grow and improve his packing, cutting, and separating machinery and to buy assembly materials so that he can improve his family's income.
    Dave
    $3,025 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

307
Team Members
$157,475
Amount Loaned
5,965
Loans
19.4
Loans per member