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We loan because...
we care about families (past, present and future).

About us
(Please make a loan before you ask to join our team; and show a name, not Anonymous, on your profile.) 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!

** Please read genfamilies.blogspot.com/search/label/FAQ (which has important information and answers to frequently asked questions).

Location: Worldwide       Team website

 

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Team Activity

  • Natalia
    Timor-Leste
    Natalia received a loan from Nola to buy more young chickens to raise on her farm.
    Nola
  • Adelina
    Timor-Leste
    Adelina received a loan from Nola to buy more calves to raise at her livestock farm.
    Nola
    $325 to go
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  • Claudina
    Timor-Leste
    Claudina received a loan from Nola to buy additional materials like different colours of yarns and/or warp threads.
    Nola
  • Zulhiya
    Tajikistan
    Zulhiya received a loan from ANGELA to purchase livestock to expand her activities.
    ANGELA
  • Guljamol
    Tajikistan
    Guljamol received a loan from Jill to purchase potato seeds and mineral fertilizers to plant crops for the spring harvest.
    Jill
  • Saholinirina
    Madagascar
    Saholinirina received a loan from Jill to buy 80 kg of whiting fish and 60 kg of red mullet fish.
    Jill
  • Isabel Maria
    Colombia
    Isabel Maria received a loan from Jill to buy jeans, blouses, creams, cosmetics, cologne, accessories, cleaning products, and Carnival accessories.
    Jill
  • Pamela
    Kenya
    Pamela received a loan from Jill to buy farm inputs, such as certified seeds and high-nutrient fertilizers, to improve production and earn profits to support her family.
    Jill
  • Esther
    Ghana
    Esther received a loan from Annemieke to buy new and different wigs and cosmetics to sell.
    Annemieke
    $625 to go
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  • Zayda
    Nicaragua
    Zayda received a loan from Angela to buy materials to build a bathroom.
    Angela

Impact   Updated Hourly

367
Team Members
$353,950
Amount Funded
12,865
Loans
35.1
Loans per member