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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

  • Jhony Alexander
    Jhony Alexander received a loan from Alona to buy hydration drinks, oral fluids, vitamins, analgesic, medicine, gloves and face masks.
  • Zayuri
    Zayuri received a loan from Yvette to provide working capital for the business and to buy an ice cream mold and supplies.
    $575 to go
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  • Marsi
    Marsi received a loan from Yvette to buy additional ingredients for making ice cream.
    $925 to go
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  • Vololomanana Berthine
    Vololomanana Berthine received a loan from Maureen to buy 20 regular mobile telephones, 5 android phones, headphones, chargers and cables.
  • Unidas En Fe Group
    Unidas En Fe Group received a loan from Geo. to buy corn, firewood, coffee, tomato, bell pepper, onion, meat, butter, etc.
  • Deniro
    United States
    Deniro received a loan from Ruth which helps me to get equipment needed to expand my service and develop my company.
  • Nerissa
    Nerissa received a loan from Fran to buy feed for her piglets.
  • Luz De Vida Group
    Luz De Vida Group received a loan from 2 team members to restock her supply of cleaning products to resell.
    Fran Michael
  • Priscilla
    Priscilla received a loan from Dan to build modern farm structures.
  • Pua
    Pua received a loan from Judy Webster to buy pandanus for her weaving business.
    Judy Webster
  • Avalon Group
    Avalon Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy Borsalino fabric and thread in bulk.
    JOY Judy Webster

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