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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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  • Fay
    United States
    Fay received a loan from Kerry purchase equipment and improve productivity.
    $3,575 to go
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  • Sania
    Sania received a loan from Kerry to buy additional artistic equipment for her business.
    $400 to go
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  • Muj Trabajadoras Chixcoteyac Group
    Muj Trabajadoras Chixcoteyac Group received a loan from Dianne she is requesting a loan to buy a variety of threads wholesale to sew blouses as well as a few pigs raise in order to increase her income.
  • Elmer Antonio
    El Salvador
    Elmer Antonio received a loan from Cari to buy seeds, fertilizers, manures, pest controls, herbicides, etc., and to improve the land.
  • José Cristino
    El Salvador
    José Cristino received a loan from 2 team members to buy agricultural supplies to cultivate corn and to pay the youth who help him.
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  • Lider Group
    Lider Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy sheep.
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  • Rhodora
    Rhodora received a loan from Cathy to buy a solar lamp.

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