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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 (which has important information and answers to frequently asked questions).

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Team Activity

  • Théogène
    Théogène received a loan from Yvette to purchase rice, sugar, salt, corn, canned drinks, etc.
    $475 to go
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  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth received a loan from Cathy to buy and install a biological toilet filter.
    $550 to go
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  • Natalia
    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
    Armenak received a loan from 1 team members to begin trading in fruits and vegetables.
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     Only 1 day left! 
    $450 to go
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  • Cristy
    Cristy received a loan from Maureen to purchase additional equipment and materials like chairs, hair dryer, etc.
    0% repaid
  • Teresita
    Teresita received a loan from Maureen to buy feed, vitamins, and other supplies to raise her livestock.
    0% repaid
  • Martin
    Martin received a loan from Pauleen to buy baking materials like sugar, baking flour and milk.
    0% repaid

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