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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 (which has important information and answers to frequently asked questions).

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Team Activity

  • Los Tatoos Group
    Los Tatoos Group received a loan from Rob to invest in the purchase of wholesale wooden invitations.
  • Iman
    Iman received a loan from Geo. to buy clothing for the winter season to sell to make an income.
  • Amata
    Amata received a loan from Kylie Willison to buy material, fabric paint, stencils, brushes, rollers, wooden carved designs and a new cutter.
    Kylie Willison
     Only 32 hours left! 
    $300 to go
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  • Mahbuba
    Mahbuba received a loan from Joan to purchase a sewing machine and fabric and to make repairs to her home.
  • Alfred
    Alfred received a loan from Helen to pay for his elderly father's medical clinic expenses so he can recover his health and be able to live a normal life.
  • Parvina
    Parvina received a loan from Chrissie to purchase sewing supplies and expand her business.
     Only 4 days left! 
    $550 to go
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  • Nive
    Nive received a loan from Kathleen to buy vegetable seeds (cabbage, cucumber, eggplant), a wheelbarrow, a shovel, a water tank and hand gloves to help her with the business.
  • Catherine
    Catherine received a loan from Jill to buy farming inputs, which she plans to use to improve her production and thus make more profit for her family.
  • Janyl
    Janyl received a loan from Heather to buy livestock feed in order to increase her income from breeding livestock.
  • Ferderico
    Ferderico received a loan from Shauna to buy agricultural inputs such as seeds and fertilizers to increase production in the new fields and increase sales.
     Only 3 days left! 
    $420 to go
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