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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).

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Team Activity

  • Elena Petrona
    Elena Petrona received a loan from George to purchase a massage machine and to rent a place where she can work with her clients.
    $775 to go
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  • Doris
    Doris received a loan from Roo to purchase one bale of second hand clothes to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Mauro Antonio
    El Salvador
    Mauro Antonio received a loan from Gill to buy quintals of corn as well as lime.
    0% repaid
  • Delvis Enrique
    Delvis Enrique received a loan from Gill to buy tools for his garage.
    0% repaid
  • Andrei
    Andrei received a loan from 1 team members to fix apartment that he inherited.
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    0% repaid
  • Vasiliy
    Vasiliy received a loan from 1 team members construct a greenhouse with heating and buy plastic film and seeds.
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    0% repaid
  • Natalya
    Natalya received a loan from 1 team members to diversify her product line by purchasing clothing, footwear and hat merchandise for sale.
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    0% repaid
  • Leni
    Leni received a loan from Ruth to purchase more groceries to sell in her general store.
    0% repaid
  • Alberto Isabel
    El Salvador
    Alberto Isabel received a loan from esme to buy cattle and fertilizers.
    0% repaid
  • Ncucumo Twimukye Group
    Ncucumo Twimukye Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy produce for her business.
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    0% repaid

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