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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

  • Tea
    Georgia
    Tea received a loan from Glyn to buy cattle to expand her dairy farming.
    Glyn
    $1,275 to go
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  • Salomat
    Tajikistan
    Salomat received a loan from Gillian to pay treatment fees at hospital.
    Gillian
    0% repaid
  • Lucía
    Guatemala
    Lucía received a loan from Bridget to buy thread for making traditional clothing.
    Bridget
    0% repaid
  • Noemi
    Philippines
    Noemi received a loan from Robyn to buy ingredients like meat, fish, chicken meat, flour, spices, cooking oil, additional utensil and other materials for her food production business.
    Robyn
    0% repaid
  • Maria Lucia
    Colombia
    Maria Lucia received a loan from Ruth to buy a commercial-grade pot, a food cart, and ingredients like meat and corn.
    Ruth
    0% repaid
  • Korn's Group
    Cambodia
    Korn's Group received a loan from Sharon to buy seeds and pay the fee for renting farmland.
    Sharon
    0% repaid
  • Isabelle
    Madagascar
    Isabelle received a loan from Shauna to buy 400 kg of fish for resale.
    Shauna
    0% repaid
  • Hussien
    Egypt
    Hussien received a loan from Shauna to prepare a small place in his shop to sell sandwiches and to buy frozen meat for sale.
    Shauna
    0% repaid
  • Zinaida
    Georgia
    Zinaida received a loan from Helen to purchase equipment and open a dental clinic.
    Helen
    0% repaid
  • Kisosso School
    Uganda
    Kisosso School received a loan from Helen to purchase a water filtration system to provide clean drinking water for its students.
    Helen
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

300
Team Members
$150,075
Amount Loaned
5,705
Loans
19.0
Loans per member