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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  

92 messages. Join the team to get in on the action!

Team Activity

  • Gregorio
    Honduras
    Gregorio received a loan from BTB to buy food products, dairy products, meat, sausages, chicken, condiments, basic grains, cleaning products, toilet paper, soft drinks, bread and candy.
    BTB
    $925 to go
    Lend Now
  • Virgie
    Philippines
    Virgie received a loan from Tamara to buy more quantities of toiletries, rice, sodas, chips, charcoal, and other grocery items.
    Tamara
  • Kamliaben
    India
    Kamliaben received a loan from Christian to expand her agriculture business by purchasing seeds, fertilizers etc. for her farm.
    Christian
  • Ayda
    Palestine
    Ayda received a loan from Liz to buy an embroidery machine to improve her family's living standards.
    Liz
  • Virgie
    Philippines
    Virgie received a loan from Judy Webster to buy ingredients such as dressed chicken, flour, spice, and other supplies needed in her business.
    Judy Webster
  • Wilter
    Peru
    Wilter received a loan from Judy Webster to invest in the purchase of compost, fertilizers, and to pay laborers.
    Judy Webster
  • Arlene
    Philippines
    Arlene received a loan from Cathy to buy ingredients such as vegetables, fish, and meat and other supplies needed in her business.
    Cathy
  • Eab
    Cambodia
    Eab received a loan from Helen to purchase a hand tractor, which she hopes to make her farming more easy than before.
    Helen
  • Shaheena
    Pakistan
    Shaheena received a loan from Helen to repair her son's taxi.
    Helen

Impact   Updated Hourly

341
Team Members
$215,825
Amount Loaned
8,186
Loans
24.0
Loans per member