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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

 

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Team Activity

  • Kai
    Kenya
    Kai received a loan from Carolyn to purchase medicine for livestock, and cow feeds.
    Carolyn
    $450 to go
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  • Mylaine
    Philippines
    Mylaine received a loan from Carolyn to buy materials like an ice box and a net.
    Carolyn
    $350 to go
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  • Masar
    Kosovo
    Masar received a loan from Carolyn to purchase more chickens and renovate his coop.
    Carolyn
    0% repaid
  • Ezra
    Uganda
    Ezra received a loan from Carolyn to buy materials for making men's suits.
    Carolyn
    0% repaid
  • Handolina
    Philippines
    Handolina received a loan from Carolyn to buy an additional stock of dry goods.
    Carolyn
    0% repaid
  • Filipe Riz Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Filipe Riz Group received a loan from Carolyn to hoe his plot of land and buy fertilizers.
    Carolyn
    0% repaid
  • Daniel
    Mali
    Daniel received a loan from Carolyn to buy solar lamps that he will sell to cotton farmers.
    Carolyn
    $35,000 to go
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  • Dan
    Peru
    Dan received a loan from Carolyn to maintain his cacao and plantain crops.
    Carolyn
    $400 to go
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  • Fredeswinda
    Philippines
    Fredeswinda received a loan from Carolyn to buy additional materials like fabric, threads, needles, zippers, etc. for her business.
    Carolyn
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

296
Team Members
$126,600
Amount Loaned
4,791
Loans
16.2
Loans per member