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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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  • Đức
    Đức received a loan from Anne to purchase sand, cement, bricks and equipment to build a toilet.
    $400 to go
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  • Nelsie
    Nelsie received a loan from April to buy more fresh fish while another part of her requested amount will be used to buy piglets and feeds.
  • Enemecia
    El Salvador
    Enemecia received a loan from April to buy fabric, clasps, thread, appliqué, and other materials used for sewing that she needs to carry out her work as a seamstress.
  • Chhay's Group
    Chhay's Group received a loan from April to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for their family.
  • Ecozoom
    Ecozoom received a loan from Nancy to provide life-changing clean cookstoves and solar lamps through innovative financing to rural Kenyans.
    $27,100 to go
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  • Lydia
    Lydia received a loan from Annette to purchase more cloth, thread and other items for her tailoring business.
  • Ansar
    Ansar received a loan from Joan to purchase hair and skin care products, combs, brushes, and scissors.
  • Bilal
    Bilal received a loan from Helen to buy seeds and fertilizer for his land.
  • Mariam
    Mariam received a loan from Joan to pay for forage, and buy two cows to increase their cattle.
     Only 3 days left! 
    $1,200 to go
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  • Yimy
    Yimy received a loan from 1 team members to buy a solar lighting system, which will greatly improve conditions in his home.
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