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We loan because...
This team was founded after some members were profoundly touched by the documentary - "A Walk to Beautiful" - which can now be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w-fOmovijc.

The 9 min video "Fistula Pilgrims" tells the story of Telanish, a young girl in Ethiopia who was married at 10, pregnant at 11 and gave birth to a stillborn child at 12. As a result of a long and obstructed labour, she has a fistula and is left incontinent, an outcast from her community: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K7BLR6MQ0E

"From Despair to Dignity" is a short but powerful 5 minute video: www.yaninamanolova.com/fistula/index.html

Some of our team members have visited the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa in Sept 2010. You can find the photos of our trip here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1498836905487.2071607.1071085140&type=1&l=37cf97fe75

About us
We make Kiva loans in recognition of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital and its supporters worldwide, which fight to correct a childbirth injury that can leave a young woman incontinent, leaking wastes, scorned and ostracized. A $450 surgical repair usually solves the problem and restores their lives. For more information, please check out the pages of the different global partners and donors of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital:

Japan: english.fistula-japan.org
Netherlands: www.fistulahospital.nl
New Zealand: www.hamlinfistula.org.nz
Sweden: www.fistulasjukhuset.se
Switzerland: www.womenshope.ch
UK: www.hamlinfistulauk.org
USA: www.hamlinfistulausa.org; www.fistulafoundation.org

Search the web and do your online shopping through iGive to help us raise more funds for fistula patients: www.iGive.com/fight-fistulas.

Help us raise some funds for free for women suffering from fistulas by clicking once a day on the following link. Thanks! tinyurl.com/fight-fistula2

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  • Luz Mery
    Colombia
    Luz Mery received a loan from Sue buy a new chair and a variety of products for her beauty salon, in order to work towards her dream of buying a house and keeping her children in school.
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  • Edna
    Philippines
    Edna received a loan from Kirsten to buy items to sell like shampoo and groceries.
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  • Israël Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Israël Group received a loan from Edie to buy potatoes, grilled foods, etc.
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Mkono Mkononi Group received a loan from Edie to buy biscuits, batteries, Omo soap powder, oils, sugar, etc.
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  • Moise Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Moise Group received a loan from Edie to buy fresh fish, meat, rice, flour, etc.
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  • Makimbilio Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Makimbilio Group received a loan from Edie to buy four sacks of beans.
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  • Bora Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Bora Group received a loan from Edie to buy 2 sacks of beans and 2 sacks of potatoes.
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  • Sujaa Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Sujaa Group received a loan from Edie to buy new sewing supplies (scissors, rolls of fabric, thread etc).
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  • Icyerekezo  Need Photo Group
    Rwanda
    Icyerekezo Need Photo Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy more milk, yoghurt, biscuits and juice to sell.
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  • Naboti Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Naboti Group received a loan from Edie to buy ingredients (corn, cassava, etc).
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  • Karibu Group
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Karibu Group received a loan from Edie to buy three sacks of potatoes and 20 liters of palm oil.
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