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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

  • Cesaltina
    Timor-Leste
    Cesaltina received a loan from Carole to pay for her daughter's tuition and school supplies.
    Carole
  • Jolly
    Uganda
    Jolly received a loan from Carole to restock her farm with cows and goats.
    Carole
  • Vilma
    Philippines
    Vilma received a loan from Jenny to buy additional feed for her pigs.
    Jenny
  • Clelia Marilú
    El Salvador
    Clelia Marilú received a loan from Jenny to buy concentrated food, vaccines and vitamins to provide good care for her chickens; and to buy fertilizers and seeds to start a new harvest of staple grains.
    Jenny
  • Luz Mary
    Colombia
    Luz Mary received a loan from Jenny to purchase feed for her animals.
    Jenny
  • Khaticha
    Tajikistan
    Khaticha received a loan from Jenny to buy seeds and mineral fertilizers.
    Jenny
    $225 to go
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  • Sen
    Cambodia
    Sen received a loan from Pauleen to purchase a motorcycle in order to transport her cakes to sell at the market.
    Pauleen
  • Dado
    Tajikistan
    Dado received a loan from Pauleen to pay for his daughter’s treatment at the medical clinic.
    Pauleen
  • Joan's Group
    Kenya
    Joan's Group received a loan from John to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.
    John
  • Catherine's Group
    Kenya
    Catherine's Group received a loan from John to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season as well as a solar light.
    John
    $525 to go
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Impact   Updated Hourly

338
Team Members
$212,350
Amount Loaned
8,057
Loans
23.8
Loans per member