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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

  • Vân
    Vietnam
    Vân received a loan from Pauleen & Peter to purchase sand, cement and bricks to build a toilet.
    Pauleen & Peter
    0% repaid
  • Otilia
    Peru
    Otilia received a loan from 1 team members to buy banana plants.
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    0% repaid
  • Benedicta
    Uganda
    Benedicta received a loan from Peter to purchase seedlings and raw materials to expand agricultural and artisan business; and to purchase a vehicle to more efficiently transport goods to the market.
    Peter
    0% repaid
  • Peninah
    Kenya
    Peninah received a loan from Peter to pay for dairy goats and expand her horticultural farm.
    Peter
    0% repaid
  • Sevinc
    Azerbaijan
    Sevinc received a loan from Peter to buy a small plot of land to grow more vegetables and fruits.
    Peter
    0% repaid
  • Phonthong Group
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Phonthong Group received a loan from Peter to purchase a TerraClear water filter so he can have access to safe drinking water.
    Peter
    0% repaid
  • Nasang Group
    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Nasang Group received a loan from Fiona to purchase TerraClear water filters so they can have access to safe drinking water.
    Fiona
    0% repaid
  • Anonymous
    El Salvador
    Anonymous received a loan from Fiona to buy supplies.
    Fiona
    0% repaid
  • Nadila
    Uganda
    Nadila received a loan from Cathy to buy building materials to add a room to expand her school.
    Cathy
    0% repaid
  • Herminia
    Bolivia
    Herminia received a loan from Cathy to produce better quality cheese.
    Cathy
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

296
Team Members
$123,250
Amount Loaned
4,658
Loans
15.7
Loans per member