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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).

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Team Activity

  • Pamela's Group
    Pamela's Group received a loan from Geo. to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
  • Nouv Group
    Nouv Group received a loan from Brian to purchase one more cinema projector for her husband’s business.
  • Sama Rasa Group
    Sama Rasa Group received a loan from Brian to buy 20 chick to raise and also purchase insecticide and fertilizer for the farm.
  • María Olinda
    El Salvador
    María Olinda received a loan from Diana to buy four pigs to raise and then sell.
  • Aleta
    United States
    Aleta received a loan from Pam us invest in more solar panels, make improvements to our washing/packing area, purchase equipment to increase efficiency and to finance our spring cash flow.
    $2,150 to go
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  • Ma. Cecelia
    Ma. Cecelia received a loan from Jan to buy an additional computer unit and pay electric and internet bills.
  • Mapatano Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Mapatano Group received a loan from Jan to buy a bundle of used clothing.
  • Roberto
    Puerto Rico
    Roberto received a loan from 2 team members purchase inventory, buy minor equipment and make improvements in our location to start production.
    Chrissie WHASP

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