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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

  • Rebecca
    Philippines
    Rebecca received a loan from Henk van Kampen to buy new fishing nets which will help them to improve their catch.
    Henk van Kampen
  • Tom
    Kenya
    Tom received a loan from Joe to buy more meat.
    Joe
    $900 to go
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  • Talosaga
    Samoa
    Talosaga received a loan from Cathy to buy bags of flour, yeast, sugar, cooking oil, soy sauce, etc.
    Cathy
    $300 to go
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  • Sanaa
    Lebanon
    Sanaa received a loan from Cathy to cover her children's school fees and materials.
    Cathy
  • Marciana
    Philippines
    Marciana received a loan from Cathy to buy spare parts for and do maintenance on her motorcycle.
    Cathy
  • Ra's Group
    Cambodia
    Ra's Group received a loan from John to construct a new latrine to handle her family's needs.
    John
  • Samon's Group
    Cambodia
    Samon's Group received a loan from John to build a clean latrine in order to increase more sanitation in her house.
    John
  • Martha
    Nicaragua
    Martha received a loan from John to pay for a 150 watt solar power system with 5 lights, accessories and installation.
    John
  • Susan
    Armenia
    Susan received a loan from Joan to pay for a new monitor and video card for a computer.
    Joan

Impact   Updated Hourly

319
Team Members
$192,400
Amount Loaned
7,292
Loans
22.9
Loans per member