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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

 

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Team Activity

  • Rhodora
    Philippines
    Rhodora received a loan from Cathy to buy a solar lamp.
    Cathy
  • Neolita
    Philippines
    Neolita received a loan from Cathy to build a sanitary toilet for her family.
    Cathy
  • Esmeralda
    El Salvador
    Esmeralda received a loan from Meryl to buy more spare parts for vehicles and other supplies such as oil and repair tools.
    Meryl
  • Ghadeer
    Palestine
    Ghadeer received a loan from Gary to buy cloth and other raw materials.
    Gary
  • Maria Victoria
    Colombia
    Maria Victoria received a loan from Nancy to buy more products to sell like purses, t-shirts, accessories and lotions.
    Nancy
  • Rosana
    Paraguay
    Rosana received a loan from Nancy pay the cost of her thesis.
    Nancy
  • Assobio
    Brazil
    Assobio received a loan from Carole to build a nursery for rare and endangered plants and trees.
    Carole
  • Tol's Group
    Cambodia
    Tol's Group received a loan from Fran to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
    Fran
  • Zanahoria 1 Group
    Guatemala
    Zanahoria 1 Group received a loan from Fran to buy a freezer in order to sell new products, ice cream, choco bananas, sausages, cold soda, cheese, and cream.
    Fran
  • José Vicente
    El Salvador
    José Vicente received a loan from Ruth to purchase seeds to cultivate basic grans, and he also wants to cultivate vegetables.
    Ruth
  • Witni
    Indonesia
    Witni received a loan from Janet to build a clean water sources facility at her home to improve access to water sources for her family.
    Janet

Impact   Updated Hourly

321
Team Members
$199,400
Amount Loaned
7,552
Loans
23.5
Loans per member