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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

  • Maria Raquel
    Peru
    Maria Raquel received a loan from Jenny to buy animals such as chickens, hens, ducks, etc., and food to feed them.
    Jenny
    $650 to go
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  • Gulbarchyn
    Kyrgyzstan
    Gulbarchyn received a loan from Jenny to purchase bees and beehive boxes, in order to invest in her organic honey production.
    Jenny
    0% repaid
  • Shirley
    Philippines
    Shirley received a loan from Jenny to purchase 5 piglets, chickens, and feed.
    Jenny
    0% repaid
  • Marta Alicia
    El Salvador
    Marta Alicia received a loan from Jenny to buy more fertilizer, manure, pesticides, herbicides, and to improve the land.
    Jenny
    0% repaid
  • Mary Ann
    Philippines
    Mary Ann received a loan from Jenny to purchase piglets and feeds.
    Jenny
    0% repaid
  • Lilia
    Philippines
    Lilia received a loan from Jenny to buy feed and other supplies to raise her pigs.
    Jenny
    0% repaid
  • Alberto
    Philippines
    Alberto received a loan from Cathy to buy an additional new motor boat.
    Cathy
    $400 to go
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  • Lolita
    Philippines
    Lolita received a loan from Cathy to buy wheels and spare parts for her tricycle taxi.
    Cathy
    $250 to go
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  • Lilian's Group
    Kenya
    Lilian's Group received a loan from Maureen to buy cost-efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.
    Maureen
    0% repaid
  • Mohammed
    Palestine
    Mohammed received a loan from 1 team members to buy a water filter.
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    0% repaid
  • Amal
    Palestine
    Amal received a loan from 1 team members to restore and tidy her house.
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    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

314
Team Members
$184,800
Amount Loaned
7,004
Loans
22.3
Loans per member