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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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    Burundi
    Turambane Group received a loan from Therese to increase her capital by buying a large quantity of bananas for reselling so she can make more money.
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    Burundi
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    La Paix Virunga Group received a loan from Therese buy onions, lemons, garlic, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, amaranth, cabbage, etc.
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    Philippines
    Mialina received a loan from Therese to pay for nursing board licensure examination of her daughter.
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    Honduras
    Meira Abigail received a loan from 2 team members to buy farming supplies to re-invest in her coffee crops.
    jan & john Ramona
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    El Salvador
    Cristian Joel received a loan from 2 team members to purchase construction materials and make improvements to his home.
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Wariti Group received a loan from Edie to buy two sacs of fish.
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