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We loan because...
we care about families (past, present and future).

About us
(Please make a loan before you ask to join our team; and show a name, not Anonymous, on your profile.) 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 $25. 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!

** 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

  • Susana
    Philippines
    Susana received a loan from Christine to buy piglets, as well as sacks of feed and other supplies to raise her pigs.
    Christine
  • Doris
    Ghana
    Doris received a loan from Christine to buy inputs for improved cocoa harvests.
    Christine
  • Francessca
    Liberia
    Francessca received a loan from Christine to buy more flour, sugar, and other ingredients that will be used to prepare baked bread to sell.
    Christine
  • Ayim
    Kyrgyzstan
    Ayim received a loan from Jill to pay for field work to grow organic potatoes.
    Jill
  • Abla
    Togo
    Abla received a loan from Jill to buy 40 pieces of pagne [traditional clothing material].
    Jill
  • Flor De Los Ángeles
    El Salvador
    Flor De Los Ángeles received a loan from Jill to buy corn for her tortilla production as well as a table for her business.
    Jill
  • Harriet
    Uganda
    Harriet received a loan from Jill to buy manure and mulches.
    Jill
  • Santa Librada Group
    Paraguay
    Santa Librada Group received a loan from 2 team members buy vegetables, breads, condiments, green leafy vegetables, meat and other products.
    Jean Michael
    $125 to go
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  • Rael
    Kenya
    Rael received a loan from Heather to buy farm inputs such as seeds, fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide. Her loan will enable her to improve her production through the use of quality farm inputs.
    Heather
  • Manusiu
    Tonga
    Manusiu received a loan from Heather to buy mulberry for her tapa making business.
    Heather
  • Soko
    Fiji
    Soko received a loan from Carole to purchase food ingredients, packaging containers, and kava supplies.
    Carole
    $425 to go
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  • Dahiru
    Nigeria
    Dahiru received a loan from Pauleen to access quality farm inputs and services.
    Pauleen

Impact   Updated Hourly

374
Team Members
$410,950
Amount Funded
15,385
Loans
41.1
Loans per member