Click to enlarge

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/

Team website

 

Latest Messages  

99+ messages. Join the team to get in on the action!

Team Activity

  • Hilda
    Peru
    Hilda received a loan from Kalantha to buy seeds and fertilizer.
    Kalantha
    0% repaid
  • Xiem
    Vietnam
    Xiem received a loan from Richard to buy more cellphones and accessories to sell to her customers.
    Richard
    0% repaid
  • Erlie
    Philippines
    Erlie received a loan from Richard to purchase additional sacks of charcoal to sell.
    Richard
    0% repaid
  • Linet
    Zimbabwe
    Linet received a loan from Francesca to purchase more hair chemicals, jewelry and other make-up accessories.
    Francesca
    0% repaid
  • Praxedis
    Zimbabwe
    Praxedis received a loan from Francesca to purchase more clothes, shoes, bags and towels.
    Francesca
    0% repaid
  • Salima
    Uganda
    Salima received a loan from Francesca to buy more chicks and poultry feed.
    Francesca
    0% repaid
  • Dila
    Albania
    Dila received a loan from Jeannie to help her daughter to study abroad on a scholarship; the loan will be used to do the papers at the British Embassy.
    Jeannie
    0% repaid

Impact   Updated Hourly

290
Team Members
$251,375
Amount Loaned
9,718
Loans
33.5
Loans per member

Rankings In Other Category

#5 for New Users (All Time)
#10 for New Users (This Month)
#9 for New Users (Last Month)
#4 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#3 for Amount Loaned (This Month)
#2 for Amount Loaned (Last Month)