Genealogists for Families Project

I'm a member of this project and encourage others to have a look at what the team has achieved so far. As my loans are repaid, I reuse the money to make other loans. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Invitation to Join 

What Is It All About?

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 can 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. $25 that is loaned over and over again does more good than a one-time donation!

You can invite your family and friends to join this team, even if they are not involved in genealogy.

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