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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  

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Team Activity

  • Lucita
    Philippines
    Lucita received a loan from April to buy assorted groceries to sell like noodles, canned goods, soap and beverages.
    April
    0% repaid
  • Merlyn
    Philippines
    Merlyn received a loan from April to buy feeds and vitamins for her pigs.
    April
    0% repaid
  • Elsa
    Philippines
    Elsa received a loan from April to purchase additional stock like soap, shampoo, spices, etc., to sell.
    April
    0% repaid
  • Robai's Group
    Kenya
    Robai's Group received a loan from Peter to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.
    Peter
    $650 to go
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  • Wetfalia Nahara
    Nicaragua
    Wetfalia Nahara received a loan from Samantha to cover the cost of her final degree requirements and to buy a computer.
    Samantha
    0% repaid
  • Nila
    Philippines
    Nila received a loan from Judy Webster to buy ingredients for her ice cream vending business.
    Judy Webster
    0% repaid
  • Marietta
    Philippines
    Marietta received a loan from Jean to buy additional items to sell like beverages, canned goods, groceries, etc.
    Jean
    0% repaid
  • Hanh
    Vietnam
    Hanh received a loan from Janice to purchase new furniture and repair her food cart.
    Janice
    0% repaid
  • Mwanajuma
    Kenya
    Mwanajuma received a loan from Brian to purchase firewood for resale and to pay for transport.
    Brian
    0% repaid
  • Jasmin
    Philippines
    Jasmin received a loan from Brian to buy additional raw ingredients for her food snacks.
    Brian
    0% repaid
  • Leonza Maria
    Honduras
    Leonza Maria received a loan from John to buy farm supplies for her corn crop.
    John
    0% repaid
  • Gulzhan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Gulzhan received a loan from John to purchase a dairy cow in order to increase the volume of organic milk she can sell.
    John
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

298
Team Members
$133,525
Amount Loaned
5,062
Loans
17.0
Loans per member