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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  

64 messages. Join the team to get in on the action!

Team Activity

  • Kiran
    Pakistan
    Kiran received a loan from Jennifer to purchase a variety of fruits for her husband's fruit shop.
    Jennifer
    0% repaid
  • Maria Gregoria
    Honduras
    Maria Gregoria received a loan from Jenny to buy seeds and fertilizer to plant and grow potatoes.
    Jenny
    0% repaid
  • Yan's Group
    Cambodia
    Yan's Group received a loan from Jenny to buy more pineapple seeds for growing.
    Jenny
    0% repaid
  • Ana Maria
    El Salvador
    Ana Maria received a loan from Jenny to buy vitamins and concentrated poultry feed.
    Jenny
    0% repaid
  • Tooto Academy
    Uganda
    Tooto Academy received a loan from Samantha to purchase a water filtration system to provide clean drinking water for its students.
    Samantha
    0% repaid
  • Maria Rasela
    Samoa
    Maria Rasela received a loan from Penny to buy fabric, an overlock sewing machine, threads, needles, and scissors for her business.
    Penny
    0% repaid
  • Esnath
    Zimbabwe
    Esnath received a loan from Shauna to purchase more goods for her store.
    Shauna
    0% repaid
  • Marte
    Albania
    Marte received a loan from Shauna to repair the family's rundown home.
    Shauna
    $1,200 to go
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  • Zohra
    Pakistan
    Zohra received a loan from Shauna to buy sugar, rice, tea and cooking oil for her husband's business.
    Shauna
    $550 to go
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  • Valbona
    Kosovo
    Valbona received a loan from Kerry to purchase materials for her work, which will allow her to be able to continue making her items to sell.
    Kerry
    $675 to go
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  • Asma's Group
    Iraq
    Asma's Group received a loan from Kerry to buy a sewing machine and an over sewing machine.
    Kerry
    0% repaid
  • Beijing Group
    Tanzania
    Beijing Group received a loan from Kerry to buy food cooking ingredients like cooking oil,tomatoes,onions, maize and baking flour.
    Kerry
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

287
Team Members
$101,275
Amount Loaned
3,820
Loans
13.3
Loans per member