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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 (which has important information and answers to frequently asked questions).

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Team Activity

  • Annah
    Annah received a loan from Susanne to buy farm inputs to improve her farm production and make more income to support her family.
  • Michael
    United States
    Michael received a loan from Kathleen which helps acquire the required candle supplies to provide innovation to the current use of candles in homes.
  • Siu
    Siu received a loan from 2 team members to buy mulberry for her tapa making business and also buy a fakapa tutu machine so that her work will be easier.
    Stephen Pauleen
    $1,075 to go
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  • Rosemary's Group
    Rosemary's Group received a loan from Kerry to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.
  • Celeni
    Celeni received a loan from Kerry to install electricity and drinking water in her house.
  • Barbara
    Barbara received a loan from Kerry to buy sacks of flour and sugar, bottles of vegetable oil, a frying pan, wooden spoon, and yeast.
     Only 2 days left! 
    $350 to go
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  • Gulnara
    Gulnara received a loan from Kerry to buy dairy cows, increasing headcount of cattle and sales of organic milk.
    $2,225 to go
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  • Maftunahon
    Maftunahon received a loan from Joan to purchase clothing for starting a new retail business.
  • Wilikister's Group
    Wilikister's Group received a loan from Shelley to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.

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