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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

  • Maria
    Peru
    Maria received a loan from Gary to buy potatoes and other items.
    Gary
  • Antonio
    El Salvador
    Antonio received a loan from Gary to buy 2 calves for raising and to gain profit when they are sold.
    Gary
  • Leticia
    Mozambique
    Leticia received a loan from Liz to buy plastic utensils for resale.
    Liz
  • Gloria
    Mozambique
    Gloria received a loan from Liz to purchase a variety of beverages to restock her store and increase the number of products she sells.
    Liz
  • Moise Group
    Congo (Dem. Rep.)
    Moise Group received a loan from Liz to stock up on fabrication materials.
    Liz
  • Anastacia
    Mozambique
    Anastacia received a loan from Liz anastácia to buy an industrial stove.
    Liz
  • Cilu
    Mozambique
    Cilu received a loan from Liz to purchase a home appliance.
    Liz
    $325 to go
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  • Manija
    Tajikistan
    Manija received a loan from Peter with home repairs.
    Peter
  • Yoeurn's Group
    Cambodia
    Yoeurn's Group received a loan from Cathy to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for her family.
    Cathy
  • Claudia Betsabe
    Honduras
    Claudia Betsabe received a loan from BTB to buy beans and plastic bags for packaging and other supplies in order to stock up.
    BTB
    $900 to go
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  • Astghik
    Armenia
    Astghik received a loan from Jan to buy fodder for all of her cattle.
    Jan
  • Saqlain
    Pakistan
    Saqlain received a loan from Jan for purchasing furniture and for constructing additional classrooms for newcomers to the school.
    Jan

Impact   Updated Hourly

344
Team Members
$221,225
Amount Loaned
8,380
Loans
24.4
Loans per member