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We loan because...
we care about families (past, present and future).

About us
(Please make a loan before you ask to join our team; and show a name, not Anonymous, on your profile.) 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!

** Please read genfamilies.blogspot.com/search/label/FAQ (which has important information and answers to frequently asked questions).

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Team Activity

  • Natali
    Colombia
    Natali received a loan from 3 team members invest in the purchase of popsicles, milk singles, ices, cones, fruit, various ice cream flavors, paper cups, napkins, etc.
    Yvette Roger Ursula
    $825 to go
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  • La Esperanza Group
    Paraguay
    La Esperanza Group received a loan from WHASP to buy sweets, ice cream, cookies, soda, vegetables, fruits, and other products.
    WHASP
    $3,875 to go
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  • Saodat
    Tajikistan
    Saodat received a loan from Shauna to purchase sheep and goats for selling.
    Shauna
  • Fanjasoa
    Madagascar
    Fanjasoa received a loan from Wendy to buy various products to resell.
    Wendy
  • Kharetsana Group
    Lesotho
    Kharetsana Group received a loan from Michael to purchase the ACE 1 energy system in order to have access to solar power for lighting, charging and cooking in a way that is safer, cleaner and saves money.
    Michael
  • Laiheang
    Cambodia
    Laiheang received a loan from Michael to buy a sugar candy machine.
    Michael
  • Januario
    Timor-Leste
    Januario received a loan from Michael to buy seeds and equipment for his farming business.
    Michael
  • Mirriam
    Kenya
    Mirriam received a loan from April to buy farm inputs such as quality seeds and fertilizers to improve her production and increase her profits so that she can pull her family out of poverty.
    April
  • Luzmarie
    Philippines
    Luzmarie received a loan from Nancy to buy more supplies of coconut.
    Nancy
  • Luzviminda
    Philippines
    Luzviminda received a loan from Nancy to buy items to sell, like soft drinks, toiletries, noodles, canned goods, food seasonings, candies, drinks, snack foods, etc, and to buy assorted dried fish.
    Nancy

Impact   Updated Hourly

368
Team Members
$339,275
Amount Funded
12,327
Loans
33.5
Loans per member