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

Location: Worldwide       Team website


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Team Activity

  • Abigail
    Abigail received a loan from April to pay tution fees.
    0% repaid
  • Josefina
    Josefina received a loan from Ruth to buy a large quantity of scrap material; not just plastic but other varieties like metal, steel, carton and glass. The spare amount will be used for bicycle repair.
    0% repaid
  • Chinta's Group
    Chinta's Group received a loan from Alex to build a clean, well equipped and hygienic toilet and attach a commode in it.
    0% repaid
  • Jean Marc
    Jean Marc received a loan from Kirsty to buy sacks of rice and peas for resale.
    0% repaid
  • Mao's Group
    Mao's Group received a loan from Brian to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
    0% repaid
  • Heide
    Heide received a loan from Henk van Kampen to buy more commodities such as drinks, food seasonings, snack foods, canned goods and noodles; feed.
    Henk van Kampen
    0% repaid
  • Nenita
    Nenita received a loan from Henk van Kampen to buy different kinds of meat such as pork, beef, and goat’s meat (chevon); vegetables.
    Henk van Kampen
    0% repaid
  • Jecinta
    Jecinta received a loan from Heather to buy farm inputs and dairy feed so as to improve on production thus increasing her income.
    0% repaid
  • Everlyne's Group
    Everlyne's Group received a loan from 2 team members to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
    Sandra, Tessa & Lloyd John
    0% repaid
  • Phanice's Group
    Phanice's Group received a loan from John to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation .
    0% repaid

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