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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

  • Ma. Fe
    Philippines
    Ma. Fe received a loan from Kaye to buy items to sell like beverages, canned goods, junk foods, home product care, and other groceries.
    Kaye
    0% repaid
  • Gema Mariuxi
    Ecuador
    Gema Mariuxi received a loan from Jean , an earthquake victim, to purchase pants, blouses, children's clothes to sell, and construction materials to repair her home.
    Jean
    0% repaid
  • Ann
    Kenya
    Ann received a loan from Peter to buy seeds for horticulture farming.
    Peter
    $700 to go
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  • Ani
    Indonesia
    Ani received a loan from Pat to build water sources at her home to improve access to sanitation and water sources for her family.
    Pat
    0% repaid
  • Hermine
    Armenia
    Hermine received a loan from Pat to buy a lot of piglets, and also fodder for all her farm cattle.
    Pat
    $125 to go
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  • Naira
    Armenia
    Naira received a loan from Pat to buy one more cow for her farm and also fodder for her farm cattle.
    Pat
    $675 to go
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  • Maria Eugenia
    Colombia
    Maria Eugenia received a loan from Pat to buy three pigs and feed for them.
    Pat
    0% repaid
  • Nidy
    Philippines
    Nidy received a loan from Liz to buy a variety of commodities.
    Liz
    0% repaid
  • Carmelita
    Philippines
    Carmelita received a loan from Jenny to buy medicines and vitamins.
    Jenny
    0% repaid
  • Rocio Ines
    Peru
    Rocio Ines received a loan from Jenny to purchase oil paints, brushes, and more.
    Jenny
    0% repaid
  • Ohandy Zuleica
    Dominican Republic
    Ohandy Zuleica received a loan from 2 team members to pay the costs of her medical studies.
    Helen M. Diane Rogers
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

316
Team Members
$187,325
Amount Loaned
7,102
Loans
22.5
Loans per member