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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

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  • Ploy
    Thailand
    Ploy received a loan from jan & john to purchase sterling silver in bulk for her designs.
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    Paraguay
    Luz received a loan from Ramona to pay for college tuition fees.
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    Philippines
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    Myanmar (Burma)
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    Myanmar (Burma)
    Yone Taw Village received a loan from Ramona to help 41 villagers in Yone Taw Community to pay for labor fees to harvest and weed.
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    Lao People's Democratic Republic
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    Lebanon
    Mohamad received a loan from 2 team members to buy 12 car engines made in Korea, specialized for the vans he works on.
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    Lao People's Democratic Republic
    Huayxai Group received a loan from Ramona to purchase TerraClear water filters so they can have access to safe drinking water.
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  • Tujyinama Cb Group
    Rwanda
    Tujyinama Cb Group received a loan from 1 team members to buy more bananas to sell.
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  • Peace
    Uganda
    Peace received a loan from Antonia to buy cosmetics and braids to sell.
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