Kiva Lending Team: Fight Fistulas
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=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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Bushiru Group received a loan from Carolyn to buy 18 cartons of soap for washing clothes to bolster her business.$2,275 to goLend Now
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Tilotama received a loan from Carolyn to expand her milk business by selling more milk, butter, etc.
Balamati received a loan from Carolyn to buy cows to expand her milk business by selling more milk, butter, etc.
Nahla received a loan from Bev to buy fabrics and threads for embroidery and materials for traditional handicrafts.$1,025 to goLend Now
Elizabeth'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.$225 to goLend Now
Mary's Group received a loan from Edie to purchase a solar light, as well as hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve harvests of maize.$225 to goLend Now
Ghazala received a loan from Keri to purchase fabric, thread, pearls and design patterns for embroidery.
Emily's Group received a loan from Edie to purchase two solar lights and gain access to cost efficient hybrid seeds and fertilizer for maize cultivation.
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