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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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Team Activity

  • Matluba
    Matluba received a loan from Samantha to purchase construction materials to renovate her house and provide better living conditions for her family.
    $825 to go
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  • Grupo Paculam Sector 3 Group
    Grupo Paculam Sector 3 Group received a loan from Aidan to buy and sell typical clothing from her region, such as g├╝ipiles (blouses), fajas (woven sashes), and cortes (skirts).
  • Norma
    Norma received a loan from Jennifer to buy items to sell, such as beverages, canned goods, junk food, home care products and other groceries.
  • Tuygin
    Tuygin received a loan from Jennifer to buy watermelon seeds and fertilizer for her farming business.
  • Dung
    Dung received a loan from Jennifer to purchase supplies for her small restaurant where she sells rice and noodles.
  • Jose
    Jose received a loan from Helen to pay for his father's eye surgery.
  • Esther
    Esther received a loan from Helen to build a modern dairy shed.
  • Talib
    Talib received a loan from Helen to buy a refrigerator for fresh meat so he can improve his business and increase his sales.
    $1,125 to go
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  • Phon Soung Group
    Lao PDR
    Phon Soung Group received a loan from Helen to purchase TerraClear water filters so they can have access to safe drinking water.
  • Xinh
    Xinh received a loan from Violet to purchase sand, cement, brick, and equipment to build a toilet.
  • Delaine
    Delaine received a loan from 1 team members to buy a large cooler, bags of ice, foam cups, fruits, straws, and plastic spoons.
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  • Maria Corina
    El Salvador
    Maria Corina received a loan from Marina to purchase agricultural supplies that she needs to prepare the land which will be available to plant basic grains.

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