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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

  • Aida
    Aida received a loan from Maureen to buy more ingredients for cooking like meat, vegetables, cooking oil, salt and seasonings.
    $50 to go
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  • In Ma Htee Village
    Myanmar (Burma)
    In Ma Htee Village received a loan from Cheryl to help 39 villagers buy livestock to raise and sell for a profit.
    0% repaid
  • Claudette
    Claudette received a loan from Carole to buy rice, sugar, cooking oil, soaps, and maize flour to sell.
    0% repaid
  • Muhamed
    Muhamed received a loan from Carole to purchase stationery and copying supplies, and to renovate his workplace.
    0% repaid
  • Kasifa's Group
    Kasifa's Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy more new clothes for sale,.
    Jan Keith
    0% repaid
  • Kimheng's Group
    Kimheng's Group received a loan from Jan to pay for plowing fees, to buy rice seed, and to pay for transplanting fees.
    0% repaid
  • Thuy's Group
    Thuy's Group received a loan from Jan to buy materials to produce wax pencils.
    0% repaid
  • Maria Marleny
    Maria Marleny received a loan from Lynette to improve the pen where she keeps her animals.
    0% repaid
  • Ros' Group
    Ros' Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy fertilizer, rice seed, and insecticide and to pay for labor cost.
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    0% repaid

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