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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

  • Van
    Van received a loan from Shauna to build a latrine to improve the health of her family.
    $175 to go
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  • Detik
    Detik received a loan from Peter to build a clean water source facility at her home to improve access to water sources for her family.
  • Emun
    Emun received a loan from Pauleen to build a clean sanitation and water source facility at her home to improve access to sanitation and water sources for her family.
    $75 to go
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  • Indriyani
    Indriyani received a loan from Pauleen to build clean sanitation and water facilities at their home to improve the health of her family.
  • Miriam Lissette
    El Salvador
    Miriam Lissette received a loan from 2 team members to buy more vegetables in order to continue selling, such as tomatoes, onions, chilis, green beans, and cabbages amongst other things.
    Wendy Ruth
  • Hakob
    Hakob received a loan from Christine habok to pay his daughter’s tuition fees.
  • Marie Marthe
    Marie Marthe received a loan from Kerryn to increase her inventory of merchandise to sell.

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