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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

 

Latest Messages  

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Team Activity

  • Dorothy
    Samoa
    Dorothy received a loan from Glyn to buy chemicals, fertilizer, a new wheelbarrow, a tiller, a rake, new gum boots, and a spade.
    Glyn
     Only 4 days left! 
    $225 to go
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  • Théogène
    Madagascar
    Théogène received a loan from Yvette to purchase rice, sugar, salt, corn, canned drinks, etc.
    Yvette
    0% repaid
  • Elizabeth
    Ghana
    Elizabeth received a loan from Cathy to buy and install a biological toilet filter.
    Cathy
    $250 to go
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  • Tatiana
    Moldova
    Tatiana received a loan from Cathy to buy animal feed.
    Cathy
    0% repaid
  • Natalia
    Georgia
    Natalia received a loan from 1 team members to begin to trade home products and clothes, to provide needed extra income.
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    0% repaid
  • Armenak
    Georgia
    Armenak received a loan from 1 team members to begin trading in fruits and vegetables.
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     Only 13 hours 52 minutes left! 
    $425 to go
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  • Cristy
    Philippines
    Cristy received a loan from Maureen to purchase additional equipment and materials like chairs, hair dryer, etc.
    Maureen
    0% repaid
  • Teresita
    Philippines
    Teresita received a loan from Maureen to buy feed, vitamins, and other supplies to raise her livestock.
    Maureen
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

300
Team Members
$153,150
Amount Loaned
5,825
Loans
19.4
Loans per member