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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

To get a daily reminder message for your click, please feel free to join us on facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/142934372509123/

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  • Fenumiai
    Samoa
    Fenumiai received a loan from Christiane to buy boxes of noddles, breads, cucumber, mayonnaise, etc.
    Christiane
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  • Sandra Milena
    Colombia
    Sandra Milena received a loan from Brian to buy an overlock sewing machine and fabric, needles and thread to start her sewing business.
    Brian
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  • Bashar
    Palestine
    Bashar received a loan from Brian to buy more spare parts for his auto repair workshop.
    Brian
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  • Kriscia Belitza
    El Salvador
    Kriscia Belitza received a loan from Brian to purchase merchandise for her store.
    Brian
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  • Dédé
    Togo
    Dédé received a loan from Francesca to buy butane gas and mineral water.
    Francesca
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  • Aku
    Togo
    Aku received a loan from Francesca to buy extensions and other hairdressing supplies.
    Francesca
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  • Edith
    Rwanda
    Edith received a loan from Edie to buy more clothes to sell.
    Edie
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  • Marites
    Philippines
    Marites received a loan from Khy to buy feeds and vitamins for her pigs.
    Khy
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$267,875
Amount Loaned
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Loans
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