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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Anonymous received a loan from 2 team members to pay for a cesarean section delivery for his wife.
Rehema received a loan from 1 team members to buy bunches of green bananas, sweet potatoes, mangoes, and pineapples.
Intwari Group received a loan from Celine and Jennifer to buy more cassava, bananas and millet to sell.
Hugo received a loan from 3 team members to pay for college fees.$200 to goLend Now
Possible Chandika Health Clinic received a loan from 3 team members to pay for solar equipment that will provide reliable electricity at their health clinic.
Mario received a loan from Therese to buy iron, cement, gravel, nails, wire, beams and zinc sheets to build a kitchen and a bathroom.
Sokly received a loan from Therese to buy rice seeds and organic fertilizer to increase the crop yields.
Patron San Jeronimo Ii Group received a loan from carien bitar-boerboom to buy creams, lipstick, and perfumes.
Los Carambolos Group received a loan from 2 team members to buy food for her bakery.
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