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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 $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!

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

  • Hawa
    Uganda
    Hawa received a loan from Peter to buy pesticides.
    Peter
  • Adelia
    Timor-Leste
    Adelia received a loan from Peter make woven products and to sell fried peanuts.
    Peter
    $425 to go
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  • Eni
    Indonesia
    Eni received a loan from Pauleen to build a clean sanitation facility at their home to improve access to sanitation for their family.
    Pauleen
  • Laloanea
    Samoa
    Laloanea received a loan from Nancy to buy Samoan-made earrings, elei printed material, Samoan carved kava bowls, and Samoan woven handbags.
    Nancy
  • Marleine
    Lebanon
    Marleine received a loan from Nancy to buy a car which will facilitate her products' distribution and support her family's needs.
    Nancy
  • Oscar
    Mexico
    Oscar received a loan from Shauna to give his daughters a private room and bathroom and install a proper roof.
    Shauna
  • Salusiva
    Samoa
    Salusiva received a loan from Jill to buy vegetable seeds, chemicals, a wheelbarrow, water tank, rake, shovel, hand gloves, and safety boots.
    Jill
  • Born's Group
    Cambodia
    Born's Group received a loan from Brian to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for his family.
    Brian

Impact   Updated Hourly

319
Team Members
$196,375
Amount Loaned
7,438
Loans
23.3
Loans per member