Kiva Lending Team: Fight Fistulas
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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
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:
New Zealand: www.hamlinfistula.org.nz
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.
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Maggie received a loan from Carmen to purchase ICT educational resources which will help the children in Maggie's school receive quality education using modern education technology.0% repaid
Wahyu received a loan from Carmen to invest in a bulk purchase of raw materials, including batik fabric and beads, as well as a sewing machine for her workshop.0% repaid
Chrispine received a loan from Carmen to buy more stock of sugar, salt, flour, bread and other items.$400 to goLend Now
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Samini received a loan from Carmen to buy stock of sugar, rice, flour, bread and other items to sell.$225 to goLend Now
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Gulmira received a loan from Carmen to purchase one dairy cow and some fertilizers in order to increase the income she gets from the sale of organic farming products.$525 to goLend Now
Martha's Group received a loan from Edie to purchase a solar light and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.$825 to goLend Now
Ramona received a loan from 4 team members to buy bedspreads, thermoses, and other products.$775 to goLend Now
Jeanalyn received a loan from 1 team members to purchase spare parts and gasoline for her motorcycle.
Gladys received a loan from Valerie to obtain more clients and contracts for her commercial cleaning and floor restoration company.
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