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=OCN7HnE-hjk.
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.youtube.com/watch?v=5hnBVb1e2m0
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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Metrine's Group received a loan from Celine and Jennifer to buy cost efficient maize seeds and fertilizer for the coming harvesting season, as well as a solar light.
Bernard's Group received a loan from Edie to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.
José received a loan from Franziska to buy an 80 watt solar energy system, with 8 lights and accessories to be installed at his farm.
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Everline's Group received a loan from Alan to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer for the cultivation of maize.
Samath received a loan from Kirsten to provide working capital for her business to buy bean seeds, fertilizer, and gasoline.
Ntozimnandi Group received a loan from Kate to pay for an ACE 1 clean cookstove, which helps people financially in terms of time management, and with their health.
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