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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  

81 messages. Join the team to get in on the action!

Team Activity

  • Koali Primary Group
    Lesotho
    Koali Primary Group received a loan from Nancy to pay for an ACE cook stove, which will improve her life in terms of health, cost of fuel and time spent collecting firewood.
    Nancy
  • Suliko
    Georgia
    Suliko received a loan from Lyn to purchase a car and start a taxi business.
    Lyn
  • Ipusiliva
    Samoa
    Ipusiliva received a loan from George to buy a wheelbarrow, rake, shovel, and banana tube and taro root seedlings.
    George
  • Romana
    Kenya
    Romana received a loan from Sarah to pay for farm inputs and hired labour in order to grow more crops on her horticultural farm and improve her family living conditions.
    Sarah
    $425 to go
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  • Yut's Group
    Cambodia
    Yut's Group received a loan from Helen to buy a water filter to provide more fresh water for her family.
    Helen
  • Nisreen
    Palestine
    Nisreen received a loan from Helen to buy a new sewing machine and yarns and fabrics to increase her income.
    Helen
    $425 to go
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  • Khulod
    Palestine
    Khulod received a loan from Helen a new sewing machine and yarns and fabrics to increase her income.
    Helen
    $625 to go
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  • Lama
    Palestine
    Lama received a loan from Helen to buy a new sewing machine, yarns, and fabrics to increase her income.
    Helen
    $1,375 to go
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  • Irina
    Moldova
    Irina received a loan from Nancy to repair the stable for her cattle.
    Nancy
  • Esah
    Indonesia
    Esah received a loan from Violet to build water sources at their home to improve access to water for their family.
    Violet
  • Thoeurn's Group
    Cambodia
    Thoeurn's Group received a loan from Violet to buy a water filter to provide safe drinking water for his family.
    Violet
  • Mary
    Kenya
    Mary received a loan from Peter to start horticultural farming and provide a better income for her six children.
    Peter

Impact   Updated Hourly

319
Team Members
$193,225
Amount Loaned
7,316
Loans
22.9
Loans per member